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Limestone Co. cemetery vandalized third time

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This is the third time the cemetery has been vandalized. This is the third time the cemetery has been vandalized.
Surveillance video showed an older white male at the cemetery. Surveillance video showed an older white male at the cemetery.
TANNER, AL (WAFF) -

A Limestone County cemetery has been vandalized for the 3rd time this month.

Dozens of tombstones are knocked over and broken at the Hatchett Cemetery in Tanner.

It was first vandalized on November 8 and again on November 12.

This time a surveillance camera recently installed by law enforcement, caught the vandal in action.

The video shows an older white male in the cemetery around 8:30 Friday night.

Authorities say he may have driven a motorcycle there because of some tire tracks they found.

The news is devastating for members of the Little Ezekiel Baptist Church, who have family and friends buried there.

"It is disheartening, but it brings us together and shows there are still plenty of good people in the world," said Deacon James Lucas.

He says until now, there has never been problem, which is why church members are puzzled as to who would do this and why.

"I have no idea why anyone would do this at all. I do not see a normal person doing this. They must be disturbed in some way or the other," said Lucas.

Repairing the tombstones is costly and time consuming, making this third hit by vandalism that much more frustrating.

"We appreciate the people who came out and helped. They gave their free service before, but who wants to do that again," said Lucas.

However, the church says it will do whatever it takes to get the cemetery back in good shape.

If you have any information on these crimes, you are asked to call the Limestone County Sheriff's Department at (256) 232-0111. There is a reward being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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