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Evil, Rotten, and Scummy

The manager of a Boynton Beach cemetery used these words when describing the people responsible for the following crime and two more just like it.

Thieves stole more than 500 flower urns from a cemetery at 10th Avenue North and Kirk Road on Saturday and Sunday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

The flower urns, each 15 to 22 pounds, are worth more than $60,000, detectives said. The thieves took the urns with the intention of selling them for scrap, they said.

They likely hit the cemetery at night, officials said.

Many scrap yards require documentation that authorizes the sale of the metal, officials said. It wasn't clear what kind of metal the urns are made from.

This news hits close to home, because today the wife and I went to visit the Boynton Beach cemetery where my parents are buried, plus my son who would have been five-years-old this coming Friday.(Click the link to read Daniel's story. Daniel only lived 14.5 hours in 2003) Both my son and parent's vases were stolen. When talking to the cemetery manager, we found out 350 vases were stolen last Friday night.

People steal these vases for scrap metal. The manager saying the bronze vases, if sold legitimately, the thieves would collect $15-20 per lb of bronze and these vases weigh 12 lbs each. You do the math even at 20 cents(No reputuable person is going to buy hundreds of vases from some nobody off the street) on the dollar. What a bunch of @#%^! scumbags these people are and on Friday I can't even put flowers in a vase on my son Daniel's grave. They'll be put in a plastic cup instead. Now we don't even have a place to tie a birthday balloon!

I'd kick the shit out of these people if I'd ever get my hands on them.


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Jesus Christ.I'd g... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Jesus Christ.

I'd gleefully help you beat the shit out of these cretins.

Despicable just doesn't capture the depth of anger, does it?

No reputuable pers... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
No reputuable person is going to buy hundreds of vases from some nobody off the street

Given the volume of urns stolen, their weight and the value of the metal they are made from it's likely an organized ring that takes the urns to a chop shop where they are melted down and cast as ingots or some other form. The metal can then be sold for market value.

With 500 urns bringing about $90,000 to $120,000 from just one cemetery, it was just a matter of time before some evil, rotten, and scummy types would take advantage of the situation. Except copy cats now that the value of these things is out.

It's time to change to concrete urns.

I support the death penalty... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

I support the death penalty (applied by me if I catch them)for crimes like this, along with murder and rape.

Holy $!*#, that's one of th... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Holy $!*#, that's one of the scummiest things I've ever heard.

Special place in hell for some folks.

I hope the ghost from that ... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

I hope the ghost from that cematary huant those mierble no good theives till the day they die themselves heres hoping some of those dead in that cematary return as birds and dump on them while their at the golf course
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You have my sympathy. I liv... (Below threshold)
mikem Author Profile Page:

You have my sympathy. I lived in Baltimore for nine years, working at a non profit that did charitable work helping the poor and homeless, including buying abandoned rowhouses from the city and using volunteer church labor to rehab and then sell the homes for way below market to low income families. It broke my heart (and hardened it, unfortunately) to see our efforts repeatedly nullified by neighbors turning a blind eye to their children and relatives who would break in and steal anything worth selling as scrap, including ripping out new walls to get at copper wiring.

Our loss wasn't personal like yours, but the problem finally resulted in our dropping the program after years of positive heartwarming results. And all because the neighborhoods we were trying to help could not care enough to call us or the cops.

Sorry, Jempty, but some peo... (Below threshold)
hairytruman:

Sorry, Jempty, but some people live in severely hard Republican economic times like these. Your party's war on the Middle Class since 1981 & Uncle Alzy thru The Chimp today has made some people desperate. The real scum are the greedy pigs who have benefitted from this economic rape.

Wow, you are some kind of e... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

Wow, you are some kind of effing scumbag yourself hairy.




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