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Cemetery vandalism

Well, those punks are at it again. After the incident in Clyde, Ohio we get a copycat crime in Toledo's Calvary Cemetery. But after reading about it on ABC13's website, who in their ignorance, quoted a neighborhood man that stated he walks his dog in the cemetery on a regular basis, I was astonished. Don't they know that dogs are prohibited in cemeteries (also playing golf)?

created by flinty on Sep 19, 2010 at 10:30:50 pm     News     Comments: 11

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Dogs are not prohibited in all cemeteries.

posted by holland on Sep 19, 2010 at 10:50:47 pm     #  

why would dogs be prohibited from cemeteries? and what incident in Clyde are you referring to Flinty?

posted by upso on Sep 19, 2010 at 11:05:49 pm     #  

I don't have a link upso, sorry, but at McPherson -- I think -- Cemetery in Clyde, off Route 20, two or three punks did one hell of a smash-em-up job on something like 200 gravestones. Here's the kicker: They kept coming back and did their damage over three different nights. One of the punks turned himself in, so the police know who did it.

I keep meaning to ask my mom if that's the cemetery my great-grandmother's buried in. It's been 20 years, so I forget, but I do know she's buried in Clyde.

If you care to search the Blade's archives, I know they ran a story a few days ago about the Clyde incident.

posted by jmleong on Sep 19, 2010 at 11:31:08 pm     #  

I wonder if any of those idiots that vandalize graveyards are sitting home alone at night and hear a noise and wonder if it's a ghost from a grave they vandalized.
Poetic justice I hope.

posted by hockeyfan on Sep 19, 2010 at 11:53:34 pm     #  

Vandalizing someones final resting place is pretty low.

posted by JeepMaker on Sep 20, 2010 at 01:09:05 am     #  

Don't people have anything better to do??? I have quite a few family members buried there. Most of stones that are in the ground so I doubt they were damaged.

posted by lfrost2125 on Sep 20, 2010 at 05:46:29 am     #  

fugging animals...

posted by billy on Sep 20, 2010 at 06:21:33 am     #  

Hopefully, there is a special hell that awaits these people.

posted by Foodie on Sep 20, 2010 at 09:05:46 am     #  

Jmleong, Regarding the final resting place of your great-grandmother, you can't assume that she is buried in Mcpherson because, according to, there are ten other cemeteries in Clyde, namely:
Avery (formerly Wickwire)
St. Marys
Wales Corners

Maybe you mom knows which is the right one. Good luck!

posted by flinty on Sep 20, 2010 at 09:46:31 pm     #  

Yeah, I know, that's why I keep meaning to ask. My mom will definitely know, though. She's the family genealogy expert and she'd no sooner forget a recent ancestor's grave site than she'd forget my name!

(... Hold on ... I'm e-mailing her right now ... DONE. And I shall have my answer tomorrow.)

posted by jmleong on Sep 20, 2010 at 09:54:43 pm     #  

(BTW, my great-grandmother is indeed buried in McPherson but her headstone was not disturbed.)

posted by jmleong on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:30:38 pm     #