Monday, June 6, 2016

PARK RANGERS HUNT LOOTERS WHO DUG UP PETERSBURG CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD - IT'S BEING CALLED AN ACTIVE CRIME SCENE 
Looting the battlefield is a federal crime, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Park Service spokesman Chris Bryce says “They were in the ground, they likely would have used a metal detector and a digging tool.”
The 2,700-acre park includes a collection of sites associated with the nearly 10-month siege of Petersburg, the country’s longest siege and an instrumental event that led to the collapse of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces.


http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/virginia/rangers-hunt-looters-who-desecrated-civil-war-battlefield/223063023