Grave Robbers Busted in Florida


Authorities in Florida have arrested a pair of men who allegedly stole several skulls from a graveyard for the purposes of religious rituals. According to a local media report, the macabre caper occurred last month in the city of Mount Dora when a motorist passing by the Edgewood Cemetery noticed that some of the gravesites had been vandalized. Cops investigating the situation found that the cement covers of numerous graves had been smashed open and the caskets contained beneath them had also been accessed.

Initially, the strange crime constituted something of a mystery, but a critical clue left behind at the scene wound up providing a break in the case. Perhaps as a way of celebrating their successful heist, the ne'er-do-wells behind the grave robbery apparently decided to smoke some cigars and subsequently left the remains of their smokes behind at the site. DNA extracted from the evidence ultimately led police to Brian Montalvo Tolentino.

More on this story at the Coast to Coast AM website.