A Kentucky man has been accused of destroying a Memorial Day cross display in Henderson, Kentucky this past weekend.

27-year-old Anthony Burrus is alleged to have driven a Ford Thunderbird through a field of white, plastic crosses, each worth $100, set up inside the city’s Central Park to honor more than 5,000 residents who’d died serving their country.

Witnesses called police to the scene just before 6 a.m. on Saturday. When officers arrived, they found 160 damaged crosses.


Volunteers from the Henderson Fire Department and the American Legion came together to place 140 of the crosses to their original places, while 20 crosses were completely destroyed.

The Henderson Police Department posted on Facebook Saturday looking for information about the incident.

On Saturday night, they revealed they’d made an arrest.

Mr. Burrus was arrested for criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. He is currently being held at Henderson County Detention Center, in lieu of $2,500 bond.