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Thieves Target President’s Burial Site

By Wyatt Earp | November 14, 2011

Only the lowest of the low – subhumans – would steal something from a cemetery. Only sub-subhumans would steal something from the burial site of President Abraham Lincoln.

Yet that’s exactly what happened there recently.

Copper thieves have stolen a 3ft sword from Abraham Lincoln’s burial site in Springfield, Illinois. An employee recently noticed that a statue of a Civil War artillery officer on top of the tomb was missing the weapon, which was broken at the handle. It was taken from the site at the Oak Ridge Cemetery sometime between September and early November.

The theft is believed to be the first to state property stolen at the Lincoln Tomb Historic Site since the same sword was thieved 101 years ago, Blanchette said.

The original sword would have been bronze, which was used in all metal statues. Much of the bronze came from melted-down Civil War cannons. The stolen sword was then replaced by the copper version.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. People suck.

Topics: WTF? | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Thieves Target President’s Burial Site”

  1. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Illinois never fails to amaze me…………….

  2. Old NFO Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    That they do… sigh

  3. realwest Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Just shit. No doubt druggies wanting the copper sword so they could sell the copper for drug money.

    Lowest of the low.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    LDIV – And somewhere, some junk collector will pay the tools good money for that, no questions asked.

    Old NFO – This country is doomed.

    Real – But, but, they’re victims! /snark

  5. John D Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I weep for the future. :(

  6. Metoo Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    People don’t respect anything anymore. What the heck are they learning in history class? Do they even teach history any longer or does it now start with 1950?

  7. proof Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Lincoln, who could not be reached for comment, was last seen voting for Rahm Emanuel in Chicago’s mayoral race.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    John D – As you should. We’re doomed.

    Metoo – I doubt American history is even really studied anymore. It’s all about racist white men. /snark

    Proof – Voting TWICE!

  9. proof Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Wyatt: Abe usually votes absentee. Something about the words “voting booth” gives him the willies.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Proof – +1.