Vandal of Cemetery’s Flags Is Groundhog

LOCKPORT, N.Y. -

A sheriff’s deputy investigating reports of vandalized flags at an upstate cemetery caught the culprit in the act — a groundhog, The Associated Press reported. The officer, checking reports of 31 flags missing from veterans’ graves, says he wouldn’t have believed the groundhog was responsible if he hadn’t watched the animal take the flags, break them with its front paws and take them into its den.