Sunday, February 04, 2007

Toppled Tombstone Pins Vandal

Ok, here's a weird news story from the Atlanta Journal Constitution that I just had to pass along. It creeped me out a little, but also made me laugh. I'll summarize:

A man was found last week in a Lilburn, GA graveyard, pinned beneath a headstone.

Police arrested Ezekiel Dejesus-Rodriguez, 24, early Saturday morning shortly after pulling him out from under a granite gravestone.Lilburn police found him about 2:40 a.m. after answering a call about moaning and shouting in the area. They found him screaming "No!" in the graveyard, according to a police report.
(Apparently, this disrespectful jerk had gone to the cemetery in the middle of the night, and knocked over NINE headstones. The ninth grave marker (or whoever was under it *cue spooky music*) decided not to let him get away with it. The guy ended up with a broken leg.)

Now here's the rest of the story: according to the cemetery caretaker, by the following Wednesday, eight of the tombstones (except the one who pinned the jerk) were standing again, and he didn't know how they got that way!
All the other stones had been returned to their proper place Wednesday, he said."We have talked to a few people who have put their own stones up. But we can't find anyone who claims to have put someone else's stones up," he said."We don't know how they all got put up. And no one has touched that one."

So whaddya think? Did the spirits of that cemetery get revenge on the guy who desecrated their graves?

An accident? Gravity? Bad luck? All I know for sure is that I would hate to be lying in the dark, leg broken, pinned by the weight of a marble headstone, while the dead lay all around me. The dead I hadn't shown any respect for.

Gives me the shivers.


Anna Sugden said...

What a great story, Terri. You've got to believe in karma when things like that happen ... and maybe the odd ghostie.

What would Nicki Styx think?

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, gave me the shivers too! I'd almost bet that guy will stay away from graveyards from now on, but then, some people are just plain stupid.

Terri said...

Aren't they, though? Anybody who would do something like that deserved to have more than just his leg broken. :)

Janice Lynn said...

I agree. There was recently a post in my local paper where a lady wrote a letter to whoever was stealing the angels left on her husband's grave. I can't believe people would do that, but apparently it takes all kinds.

Michele said...

Ooooh. I LOVE that story, Terri! ::shudder::


Dawna said...

That story was just plain freaky! The creep got what he deserved. People talk about evil...desecrating a family's memories is just wrong.