SENSELESS: Vandal Arrested for Running Over 160 Memorial Day Crosses At Henderson, KY Park

SENSELESS: Vandal Arrested for Running Over 160 Memorial Day Crosses At Henderson, KY Park

Most of us spend Memorial Day with those we love. Many of us spend it honoring those we lost. But this thug spent it dishonoring those who gave their lives so he could live in freedom. There really are no words to describe how hate-filled a person has to be to do this. Men and women died so he could run a car over their graves and destroy their markers, disrespecting their sacrifice.

From 100 Percent Fedup:

A Henderson, Ky. man has been arrested after he allegedly damaged more than 150 crosses in the city’s Memorial Day cross display with his vehicle early Saturday, according to officials.
According to Henderson Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond, Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident that took place in Central Park at around 6 a.m. Roughly 160 crosses were knocked down and about 20 were destroyed.

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The vehicle Burrus was driving, a 1979 Ford Thunderbird, was found with pieces of a cross and ground stake embedded in the tires after he left it at the McDonald’s restaurant on South Green Street. Richmond said Burrus denied causing the damage in the park, but confirmed he was driving the vehicle earlier this morning and left it after it stopped working.

Henderson police officers and deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident.

Burrus was found and arrested at his sister’s apartment complex on Zion Road, and is being held at the Henderson County Detention Center. He is charged with first degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.

Richmond said a large number of tips, Facebook posts, and vehicle searches helped officers make the connection and arrest Burrus.

Richmond said earlier on Saturday that the damage appeared to be deliberate because the driver had to jump the curb to get to the display. She said the incident took place shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday.

Anthony Burrus needs a lesson in respect. I’m sure some folks in jail will be happy to teach it to him.

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Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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