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Gravestone Nabs Suspected Vandal!!
This must be a new first, where a gravestone topples on a suspected vandal, breaking a leg and trapping him.
This should teach him a lesson not to mess around in a graveyard, or a tombstone territory sheriff will get him.
Toppled gravestone pins vandalism suspect
By GEORGE CHIDI
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 01/25/07
Peggy Eubanks had been visiting the graveyard near Luxomni Baptist Church in Lilburn every day for about a week, even before she heard about recent vandalism there.
After hearing that a man had been arrested over the weekend for turning over headstones, Eubanks cruised through again Wednesday afternoon to make sure her father's fresh grave remained undisturbed.
One gravestone remained toppled Wednesday at the cemetery next to Luxomni Baptist Church in Lilburn. On Saturday police arrested a suspect who confessed to knocking over headstones. The man was found trapped under a heavy granite gravestone.
Police had 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.
Dejesus-Rodriguez lives on Tambec Terrace, about a five-minute walk from the graveyard, according to the report. He said he had been trapped for hours. His leg had been broken and he was going into shock, the report said.
Around him, nine other grave markers had been toppled. He admitted to police that he had been knocking over headstones, and that the last one fell on him. Police charged him with criminal damage to property after taking him to the hospital for treatment.
The grave of Eubanks' father, William Wendell, escaped desecration, Eubanks said. Her father had been buried there for less than a week.
"You've got to be warped," Eubanks said of the crime. "What kind of enjoyment can you get out of this?"
Justin Garner figures at least four generations of his family lie beneath the soil at Luxomni. Garner came to check on the family plots Wednesday, after word filtered down through the church about the vandalism.
Garner pointed out his grandfather's grave, and his great-grandfather's grave, and several others. He's not sure why someone would knock over headstones.
"It's just disrespectful," he said.
The graveyard's well-tended gravel plots are among the oldest in the county. The graveyard dates back to the 19th century, when the Luxomni section of Lilburn had its own post office and the county was still mostly farmland and forests. Old Gwinnett names line the rows — Kenerly, McKinney, Landress.
One Landress stone in an apparently-empty plot remained toppled. The gravel under it looked as if it had been pushed around. The report didn't say which grave marker Dejesus-Rodriguez was found beneath. A Lilburn police spokesman could not be reached for comment.
01-24-07, 11:55 PM #2
Idiot got what he deserved...Calm Like A Bomb...
“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
01-25-07, 03:54 AM #3
Could only have been better if it was the tombstone of a retired cop who'd died while getting laid at 95 years old.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
01-25-07, 04:42 AM #4
dumb shit.......If I was the judge, his ass would have about 400 hours community service working in that graveyard after he got out of jail and paid for all the damage he did.
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