Groundhogs Caught Stealing American Flags At Cedar Park CemeteryJul-12-2012
Groundhogs already own Feb. 2, but that didn't stop a group of them in Hudson, N.Y., from trying to take over July 4 as well.
For the last two years, American flags set on the graves of Civil War soldiers at Cedar Park Cemetery in honor of Independence Day have been mysteriously disappearing.
Last year, many of the flags were on the graves of Jewish soldiers and, this year, the missing flags were set on the graves of black soldiers, according to HudsonValley.YNN.com, which angered cemetery caretaker Vincent Wallace.
"I just can't comprehend the mindset that would allow someone to do this," said Wallace, who served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 43 years, to the website.
But after the third incident in a week, law officers set up surveillance cameras in hopes of flagging down the flag-napping culprits.
Turns out it's not a person at all-- but a groundhog, according to WRGB-TV.
"When the police responded and opened up the surveillance cameras, we were startled to find that a woodchuck was sitting there at the base of the gravestone with an empty flag pole in front of him," Wallace told the station.
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