Woodchucks reportedly stole flags from Hudson, NY cemetery
Apparently, quite a few.
When authorities in Hudson, N.Y., used cameras to try and catch a thief who reportedly stole 75 flags from Civil War-era graves around Independence Day they discovered that the culprits were woodchucks living in holes beneath the cemetery, Mayor Bill Hallenbeck told the Register-Star.
The cameras didn't catch any critters red-handed, but according to Hallenbeck, there was enough circumstantial evidence on the tapes to declare the case solved.
Hallenbeck said he was happy to hear the thefts weren't the work of a human resident.
"I'm glad we don't have someone who has taken it upon themselves to desecrate the stones and the flags in front of them," Hallenbeck told the Register-Star.
Hallenbeck said that the woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, were attracted to a substance that coats the flags. Hudson police said other municipalities have reported similar problems.
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