Headstones at a local Jewish cemetery in Rochester, NY were recently knocked over, reports WHEC. The headstones were knocked over at the Stone Road Cemetery, located on Stonewood Avenue.
The manager of the cemetery says they’re not considering the vandalism a hate crime, but they’re also not ruling it out. Whatever happened there, they say it’s unconscionable.
“There’s no evidence of desecration, which leads us to believe that it was just a random act of violence, random act of vandalism,” says Michael Phillips, president of Britton Road Association. “The only thing we saw was someone’s glove on the ground that may have been one of the perpetrators that lost a glove.”
Sixteen headstones were toppled over at the Stone Road cemetery. The manager of the property says it happened sometime Tuesday night and was discovered on Wednesday.
Governor Cuomo however announced Thursday he’s launching a full investigation into what happened.Read more at WHEC.