Alleged Cemetery Vandal Gives Cops Bizarre Reason

Danny Frazier says he was attempting to resurrect grandmother in Tennessee
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2020 11:00 AM CDT
Cops: Cemetery Damage Came in Resurrection Attempt
Danny Frazier   (Knox County Sheriff's Office)

Police in Tennessee say a man caused almost $30,000 in damage to a cemetery in what he says was an attempt to resurrect his dead grandmother. A witness called the Knox County Sheriff's Office on Monday to report a homeless man had been vandalizing the cemetery at Huckleberry Springs Church in Knoxville while staying in the vicinity. Deputies say they found 34-year-old Danny Frazier, whom they'd encountered at the same location the day before, along with broken headstones and dug-up spots in the ground, per WBIR. According to deputies, Frazier admitted to causing the damage in an attempt to resurrect his grandmother, who is buried at the site, per WVLT. He is held on $20,000 bond and a charge of felony vandalism. (More weird crimes stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.