A Massachusetts man was walking by a veterans cemetery when he saw something he never expected to see.
From NY Post:
George Gatteny, of Somerville, said he spotted the suspect among a group of people Sunday at a World War II memorial in the Somerville Veterans Cemetery.
“As they approached the statue, I saw them grab the 3 or 4 mini flags that were placed in [front] of the statue,” Gatteny wrote on Facebook. “What I saw him do next pushed me to the point where I said to myself, ‘ENOUGH.’ The guy started urinating on the flags.”
A woman with the man acted as a lookout while he relieved himself, only stopping when Gatteny yelled at him, he said.
He said the man did the urinating and the woman lookout then walked away up the street, laughing.
Gatteny followed them for a while and he got pictures of them.
Gatteny said an elderly man who knew two veterans buried at the cemetery thanked him for taking a stand. But Gatteny was determined to get photographs of the couple so they could be held accountable for their actions, he said.
“What possible reason could they have for desecrating a WW2 Memorial??” Gatteny asked. “There are consequences for our actions. They probably thought no would do anything. They were WRONG!”
He then provided the photos and information about what happened to the police.
CBS interviewed the elderly man who also confirmed that the incident had occurred.
Gatteny reported it all in a Facebook post that went viral.
The Somerville mayor called it “despicable.”
“If these allegations are true, they are offensive not only to our community and our own veterans, but to our entire nation and those who served and continue to serve,” Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone said.
People were horrified and outraged, just like George Gatteny, when they heard about it.