Breaking News from Queens re Houdini Grave

They’re calling this “an unprecedented act of theft and vandalism.” The news broke this morning. Here’s a quick excerpt, but you can read the full story by clicking on the link below.

Body of Harry Houdini Stolen From Queens Grave

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Grave robbers acting under cover of darkness stole the body of famed escape artist Harry Houdini from an unguarded
Glendale cemetery early Tuesday morning in what police are calling an unprecedented act of theft and vandalism.

The NYPD is hoping the public can help them find three men whom a homeless witness spotted driving out of Machpelah Cemetery’s south driveway
sometime between 3 and 4 a.m. in a dark blue or black flatbed, turning and heading north on Cypress Hills St. …

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4 Responses to Breaking News from Queens re Houdini Grave

  1. Greta says:

    There is a video on YouTube of an old VHS tape where a NY grave robber who may have worked for famous NY grave robber Anthony Casamassima explains in great detail in a 26 minute video how to rob a grave. The video on YouTube is called How to Rob A Grave For Morons.
    At the end of the video, the young man says that he and his crew were planning to rob Houdini’s grave. The video appears to be from ’89 to ’92.
    There is also a Reddit page dedicated to finding out who this young man is and there is also a Facebook account who are trying to navigate NY detectives and lawyers to make a documentary about this tape and the mystery surrounding it.
    All of these sources of social media all go by the YouTube title ‘How To Rob A Grave For Morons.

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