Yellow caution tape flapped in the wind, crisscrossing the entrance of a mausoleum erected nearly a hundred years ago. It’s the latest sign of harm to Green Lawn Cemetery by vandals who have already marred more than 600 grave sites and caused more than $1 million in damage in the past two years. No one has been arrested despite a $1,000 reward.
The latest incident happened on Jan. 9 when a man entered through a broken fence and damaged a mausoleum and eight grave sites before grabbing a fistful of American flags from the graves of veterans and lighting them on fire. He tossed the burning flags into a brush pile – an act caught by a security camera – before leaving the cemetery. The fence has since been repaired. READ MORE