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Raccoon captured in wave of knocked-over vases in GF cemetery

Published 06/08/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Robin Purcell had a mystery on his hands. Every day for nearly a month, he would arrive at Memorial Park Cemetery to a scene of vandalism — flowers pulled out and laid next to the vases that once contained them. The aptly nicknamed “Flower Bandit” looked every bit the part down to his dark mask, beady eyes and…bushy tail? The criminal was not a juvenile delinquent, but rather a raccoon.

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