Massachusetts cops are hunting for a man they say urinated on several American flags at a veterans cemetery — after an “outraged” witness posted pictures of the vile act.
George Gatteny, of Somerville, said he spotted the suspect among a group of people Sunday at a World War II memorial in the Somerville Veterans Cemetery.
“As they approached the statue, I saw them grab the 3 or 4 mini flags that were placed in [front] of the statue,” Gatteny wrote on Facebook. “What I saw him do next pushed me to the point where I said to myself, ‘ENOUGH.’ The guy started urinating on the flags.”
A woman with the man acted as a lookout while he relieved himself, only stopping when Gatteny yelled at him, he said.
“He stopped urinating, pulled up his pants and started walking out of the memorial,” the post continued. “Both of them walked up Broadway laughing. I walked behind them for a while telling everyone I pass what they did.”
Gatteny said an elderly man who knew two veterans buried at the cemetery thanked him for taking a stand. But Gatteny was determined to get photographs of the couple so they could be held accountable for their actions, he said.
“What possible reason could they have for desecrating a WW2 Memorial??” Gatteny asked. “There are consequences for our actions. They probably thought no would do anything. They were WRONG!”