Some students at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) decided to take their homecoming celebration a little too far. The partying spilled over into the town of Indiana, and unfortunately lead to thousands of dollars worth of damage to a marble memorial in front of a business.
Normally, business people may not be very pleased with the concept of dealing with vandalism, but in the case of this memorial company, they ended up installing high-definition video cameras after a previous incident. The culprits this time were caught on much higher quality video than they would have been before.
CBS affiliate KDKA in Pittsburgh reports:
Police say the monument was vandalized around 3:20 a.m. Saturday at Shoemaker Monuments on Philadelphia Street.
Surveillance video shows three young man milling around the shop for about a minute. One of the men tries unsuccessfully to pull over a 280-pound stone.
He is then seen rocking a 900-pound monument until it eventually topples over, nearly falling on top of him.
The now broken hand sculpted piece of granite still site outside of the store. It was worth more than $4,000.
After this incident, Shoemaker Monuments is seriously considering not placing monuments outside their store anymore. Otherwise, they are hoping that that someone recognizes the people in the video, and inform authorities.