Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

This time in tomb raiding.

Tomb raiders sought after 400 brass urns sold to Harris County scrap yard | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "Seven alleged grave robbers are wanted for stealing 400 brass urns last month from a North Harris County cemetery and cashing them in as scrap metal."

1 comment:

Fred Zackel said...

This crime is fairly common. I made a note from the Cleveland Plain Dealer last week about a guy caught "stealing 150 bronze vases from graves between March and June at the Brooklyn Heights Cemetery on Broadview Road in Cleveland. The vases were scrapped at Ohio Metal Recycling on Grand Avenue. Van Dyke pleaded guilty to theft and receiving stolen property. He was ordered to pay $31,500 in restitution to the cemetery." I figured on using it for some loser's back story.