Man says thieves stole lights from his wife's grave
Joe Manzullo looks over the lights and flowers he replaced at his wife's grave. (April 30, 2013/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Joe Manzullo placed several solar lights at his wife's grave site at the Palm Mortuary on North Jones near the 215.
"I got the lights the week after she was put into the ground, and I bought them because she liked bright things," Manzullo said.
Since his wife passed a month ago, Manzullo has been visiting her twice a day.
"You know, I say good morning to her and I say good night to her," Manzullo said.
But after making the short drive from his home to the cemetery one morning, Manzullo's grieving reached a new level of frustration.
"It didn't dawn on me until I got out of the car and I'm looking at the site and I'm like, oh my god, the lights are gone," Manzullo said.
After checking with the mortuary staff, Manzullo said they were stolen.
"How low can you be ... what are you thinking when you're going to someone's grave and just pulling the lights out and just hoping in your car and driving away ... That's exactly what it had to come down to," Manzullo said.
Manzullo has since replaced the lights, something the mortuary has offered to reimburse him for. But he worries the thieves might be back.
"I mean they came back once ... They could come back again," Manzullo said.
Now he wants others to watch the graves of their loved ones.
"Keep checking, whenever you go to the cemetery, make sure everything is where you put it," Manzullo said.
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