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Skateboarding couple deface tomb of former president Gerald Ford, first lady Betty Ford



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9, 12:23 GMT / Updated

By

Alex Johnson

Police are seeking two skateboarders in which officials on Wednesday called "extreme vandalism" at the burial site of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford in Michigan.

Security cameras registered two people who believed to have destroyed the burial ground of President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford at Gerald R. Ford's presidential library and museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Police Department of Grand Rapids

In security camera video, a young man and woman, possibly teenagers, can be seen near the burial ground at Gerald R. Ford's Presidential Library and Museum. The couple can be seen by kicking a skateboard across the memorial front; then they raise themselves to sit on it, where the young man seems to try to tear one of the letters out of the inscription.

The police in Grand Rapids said the incident took place on March 27.

"We look at this as extreme vandalism," said Joel Westphal, vice president of the presidential library, to NBC affiliated WOOD of Grand Rapids Wednesday.

President George W. Bush put flowers at the grave of former President Gerald R. Ford of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in April 2007. Mannie Garcia / AFP – Getty Images file

"We look at this site as an important site, "said Westphal. "This is a president grave site and we are not happy."

The former president died in December 2006. The former first lady died in July 2011.


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