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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Man Arrested/Statue Not Recovered In Cemetery Theft

Arrest Made in Cemetery Statue Theft

Police have arrested the man they believe stole a statue from a Marine’s grave site at St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

23-year-old George Leaf is charged with a felony count of desecrating a cemetery. He’s in Cattaraugus County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.

Leaf is accused of taking a statue of St. Michael from the grave site of David Woods, who was a corporal in the Marine Corps.

The statue has not been recovered.

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

this man is only on a bail of 5,ooo i think it should be a lot lot more if in fact he is the one that desecrated this marie's grave..... come on this marie served our freedom and this is the thanks that is returned I JUST HOPE THE STATUE IS FOUND AND RETAURNED TO THIS MARIE

Anonymous said...

It bothers me to see the level of respect that the youth of today have for anything. I am fine with knowing that kids are going to be mischievous and pull pranks etc., but messing with a grave? Come on!!
I hope part of his punishment is to face the family of the Marine whose grave he mutilated.

Sharon Goss said...

ONLY $5000 bail.....ridiculous, this man should be hung out to dry for desacrating a Marine's grave or anyone's grave....

Anonymous said...

i think the fact this has gone public is almost punishmint enough (ALMOST).. poster 12:00 you are right he should have to sit in total silence for an hour with that soldiers pararnts and a photo album... then join the marine corp HOO RAA. and poster 11:04 it is MARINE.

Anonymous said...

this isn't youth of today, its the adult of today. 23 years old...

Anonymous said...

One thing for sure God will punish the young fellow either here or when he tries to go to heaven....
God Bless the Marine who gave his life for our freedom...