Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Police: Vandal Trapped By Tombstone


40 Headstones Damaged In Cemetery

ROODHOUSE, Ill. -- Police in the central Illinois town of Roodhouse said a teen became pinned under a tombstone after tipping it over during a vandalism spree at a local cemetery.

Authorities said it took four firefighters to lift a 600-pound gravestone off the 16-year-old boy's leg early Tuesday after he helped knock over that headstone and dozens others.

The boy is recovering from undisclosed injuries at a hospital.

Police Chief Steve Speeks said the boy will be questioned about the alleged vandalism once he's released.

Speeks said about 40 headstones were damaged. Police suspect multiple offenders were involved.

The funeral home director estimated the damage at about $10,000

Roodhouse is about 60 miles southwest of Springfield.


I bet he thought it was all fun and games until one landed on him.

4 Comments:

Blogger the Humble Devildog said...

Ah, poetic justice rears its head.

While I'm not the most sentimental guy about dead people, I still draw the line at vandalizing the only reminder the loved ones have of that dead person.

8:38 PM  
Blogger GUYK said...

I heard he was trying to push it back up when it fell on him

11:29 AM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

And just how did said 16 year old pick it up to push it back into place?

I dont think he could lift 600 lbs.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Harvey said...

*laughs with schadenfreude-laced malice*

9:05 PM  

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