Mystery of the cemetery vandals solved! WOODCHUCKS caught on camera stealing American flags from Civil War graves
•Up to 75 American flags went missing from graves of Civil War soldiers in days preceding July 4 celebrations •Police placed surveillance camera to catch the culprits The mysterious vandals who have been stealing American flags from the tombstones of Civil War soldiers have been caught.
But the unlikely culprits are much different from ordinary cemetery vandals.
By setting up surveillance cameras throughout the historic Hudson, New York cemetery, police found that none other than woodchucks – the rodents that help predict the weather every February in Punxsutawney– were responsible for the grave’s defacing.