Community fuming over Memorial Day display vandalism
A Henderson, Kentucky man is facing charges after tearing through a Memorial Day display over the weekend.
Several witnesses phoned police around 6 a.m. on Saturday morning to describe the incident. Later, surveillance footage surfaced showing a Ford Thunderbird plowing down hundreds of crosses, which eventually led to the arrest of 27-year-old Anthony Burrus.
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The display, which was set up inside the city's Central Park, was intended to honor the local residents who died while serving their country.
According to the Huffington Post, after all was said and done, over 160 crosses valued at $100 each, were damaged by Burrus' actions.
Thanks to work from volunteers from the Henderson Fire Department and the American Legion, however, the community was able to restore nearly all of them.
Details of the incident were later posted to Facebook by the Henderson Police Department, where local residents and community members were quick to share their disgust.
It is still unclear as to what, if any, Burrus' motivation behind the destruction was.