November 15, 2018
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Vandals break headstones, lights in South Portland cemetery

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Michael Tucci visits his parents at Forest City Cemetery seven days per week, twice per day. On Saturday morning when he and his brother got there, they noticed something was wrong.

“We came at [7 a.m.] sharp, [and] we noticed all the damage: four stones were toppled and all kinds of other stuff broken,” said Tucci.

At least four headstones were broken in half and left lying on the ground.

Tucci said he was one of the lucky ones because the vandals only damaged the lights on his parents’ memorial.

“We’re fortunate they didn’t damage much over here, all the major damage is [elsewhere],” said Tucci.

Tucci said even though it could be worse he’s still angry. He said that this cemetery is supposed to be a safe haven.

“We’re upset. We spent a lot of money on here to make it look nice,” he said. “There’s no respect. We spent thousands of dollars.”

If anyone has any information call the South Portland police.

 


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