Outrageous Man Arrested for Mowing Down Memorial Day Cross Display
A Kentucky man was arrested after driving a car through a Memorial Day display and damaging 160 crosses Saturday.
The cross display in Henderson's Central Park honors the names of more than 5,000 soldiers who served in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War.
According to the Henderson Police Department, Anthony Burrus, 27, has been arrested on charges of criminal mischief in the first degree and leaving the scene of an accident.
The car Burrus was driving, a 1979 Ford Thunderbird, was found abandoned at a nearby McDonald's with pieces of the crosses embedded in the tires.
He was found later by authorities at his sister's apartment and taken to the Henderson County Detention Center.
WFIE reported that volunteers were able to get about 140 of the crosses back into the ground, but some were completely destroyed.
In a Facebook post, police thanked everyone who shared the earlier posts about the vandalism, saying they were grateful for all of the tips that helped them make an arrest.
They also thanked soldiers and veterans, inviting everyone to visit the cross display and celebrate Memorial Day.
"Thank you to our soldiers at Ft. Campbell who have reached out to help us in any way we may need," the department wrote. "Please join us at Central Park for the Memorial Service Monday at 10am. God Bless America.
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