BREAKING NEWS: Spoons Were Stolen From President Garfield’s Tomb

An engraving of James A. Garfield's assassination, published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The caption reads "Washington, D.C.—The attack on the President's life—Scene in the ladies' room of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad depot—The arrest of the assassin / from sketches by our special artist's [sic] A. Berghaus and C. Upham." President Garfield is at center right, leaning after being shot. He is supported by Secretary of State James G. Blaine who wears a light colored top hat. To left, assassin Charles Guiteau is restrained by members of the crowd, one of whom is about to strike him with a cane.  Credit: A. Berghaus and C. Upham, published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
An engraving of James A. Garfield’s assassination, published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. The caption reads “Washington, D.C.—The attack on the President’s life—Scene in the ladies’ room of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad depot—The arrest of the assassin / from sketches by our special artist’s [sic] A. Berghaus and C. Upham.” Credit: A. Berghaus and C. Upham, published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper.

In this edition of weird news, thieves broke into President Garfield’s tomb in Cleveland Heights.

A cemetery worker found the 20th President of the United States’ spoons to be missing. The spoons were located in a glass case next to his coffin.

Police report that cigarette butts, a t-shirt, and a bottle of whiskey were found at the scene.

President Garfield — if you don’t remember — was in office for less than a year (200 days) until he was assassinated by Charles J. Guiteau. Guess someone felt strongly about Guiteau not getting the American consul job, or they really, really needed spoons. TC mark

h/t Fox News

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