SOUTHAMPTON, Mass. (January 30, 2013)--Police say a small herd of cows knocked over 40 American flags and veterans' bronze grave markers and then snacked on a few flower arrangements, at the Center Cemetery in Southampton, Mass., on Monday.
Motorists called to report that the cows were loose.
Police contacted the owner, Henry Wykowski, who rounded up the herd and removed the cows from the cemetery.
Chief David Silvernail says the cows are an "ongoing problem.”
He said department has responded to complaints about the roaming bovines three or four times since last spring.
Cemetery Commission member Robert Floyd told The Daily Hampshire Gazette he plans to ask the farmer to pay for the damage once he comes up with an estimate.