Cops: Kentucky Man Tried to Dig Up His Dead Dad

Michael May's father died decades ago
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2015 2:20 PM CDT
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(Newser) – In something we can see very few people getting in trouble for other than the Costanzas on Seinfeld, a 44-year-old Kentucky man has been arrested for trying to dig up his departed dad from a cemetery—so that, according to KMOV, he could finish an argument with him. Lincoln County Constable Delbert Mitchell says he was driving by Pilot Baptist Cemetery near Stanford on Monday night when he spotted a truck parked outside and decided to investigate, per Lex 18. Inside the graveyard he spotted Michael May. "I … hollered for him to step back in the light and he told me to step back to the dark," he tells the station. "That's when I went and got my flashlight. He started hollering out [Bible] verses at me. He told me he was trying to dig his dad up, so his dad could go to Heaven."

May was arrested on charges of public intoxication, possession of marijuana, and violating a grave, but from his cell at a Lincoln County jail, he told a Lex 18 reporter he didn't think he belonged in there because "I didn't do nothing wrong. … I see the truth. He needs to be on the ground. Not under it." He also told the reporter that, given the chance, he'd probably try again to dig up his dad (who died between 30 and 40 years ago, according to different sources), saying, "It's a possibility. If the truth doesn't come out and nobody sees the truth, yeah I'll do it again." The constable and May's friends tell the station this isn't how May, who's due to appear in court on Monday, typically acts. (A woman who dug up her dad's grave to find his "real" will only found this.)

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