Someone Knocked Over Sixteen Gravestones in Quincy

Weren’t they heavy?

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Photos via Quincy Police Department

The Quincy Police Department is asking for help after some graveyard mayhem.

On Wednesday, the groundskeeper at Mr. Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy reported a problem with several headstones. When he arrived to work in the morning, he counted 16 headstones that were “no longer in the upright position,” according to police.

Apparently, vandals knocked over the headstones some time Tuesday night. Several of the toppled gravestones dated back to the 1800s.

Quincy Police note it’s the third time in four months that tombstones have been desecrated at Mt. Wollastonnine headstones were pushed over in November, and the other incident was not reported to police.

On Thursday, cemetery workers were able to restore the gravestones.

It seems like tipping over large stones that weigh hundreds of pounds would be hard work. Sixteen headstones is almost double the number of toppled grave markers in November. Perhaps the same vandals invested in protein powder…or something more sinister?


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