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ODD-TombstoneTrap 05-08

3. Indiana

Man branded with a ‘V’

A man found trapped unconscious beneath a 1,000-pound tombstone in an Indiana cemetery faces charges and might have to pay for damages, police said.

Michael David Schreiber’s legs were broken by the stone, and the family name on the gravestone left the letter "V" imprinted on his thigh, Merrillville Officer Ray Smith said. He said it took five officers to remove the headstone from Schreiber’s body Sunday morning at Calumet Park Cemetery.

Schreiber, 22, of Merrillville faces charges of criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and public intoxication, police said. He also might be ordered to pay for damage to 14 headstones, Police Chief Nicholas Bravos said. Estimated damage totaled about $8,400, Bravos said.

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