Residents outraged after a vandal breaks graves, causing thousands of dollars in damage in a small North Carolina cemetery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Residents said they are outraged after a vandal broke graves, causing thousands of dollars in damage, in a small northwest Charlotte cemetery, according to WSOC.

Police said the vandals caused $30,000 in damage to the cemetery off Rozzelles Ferry Road, where some of the tombstones date back to the mid-1800s. It is owned by a nearby African-American church.

"What did you get out of this?  What purpose did it really serve?” asked Chris Thompson, who walks by the cemetery often.

A police report said sometime Thursday, someone knocked over graves, splitting most of them in two.

“I think it is a sign of the times," Thompson said. “We don't teach our kids respect no more."

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