Help Nail Cemetery Vandals!
This is a sad story. Sad because they consider it cool to desecrate graves. Sad because someone is so cowardly that this is how they prove they are cool. Sad because, unless we miss our guess, they are someone's kids.
Here's one thing for sure..they are going to brag about it to someone. You can't be cool if you keep it to yourself. Don't let this go...help the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office find this/these lowlifes!
From our friends at KPLC:
On Saturday afternoon, there were reports that both the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Department and Jennings Police Department were investigating incidents of graveyard vandalism. Authorities say the incidents happened sometime over the weekend in Jeff Davis Parish.
Vandals used red and blue spray paint to damage tombs, headstones and the mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery. The cemetery is located off of La. 97 in Jennings. "They even broke the windows here at the mausoleum and left footprints on the doors," said Jennings Police Chief Danny Semmes.
Semmes added, "My heart goes out to the families who have to come out here and find out that their loved one's grave is damaged".
In nearby Hathaway, family members witnessed a similar scene of vandalism at the Doucet Cemetery off of Grand Marais Road. Vandals at the Doucet location knocked headstones over and scattered many pieces of memorabilia.
"We are asking the public to please help us out. This is a senseless crime. Please put yourself in the shoes of these family members. If you were working at a local store and sold red and blue paint to some people, let us know," pleaded Semmes.
Jennings Police Department can be reached at: 337-275-9002.
Jeff Davis Sheriff's Department can be reached at: 337-821-2100.