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The mayor of Toledo is talking for the first time Tuesday night about a shocking site at a city-run cemetery. Only on WTOL 11, we showed you video of a parks department vehicle that someone abandoned at Forest Cemetery in north Toledo. It was sitting on top of three headstones. The Jeep is no longer there the following evening.
Monday night after a tip from one of our viewers we discovered a Jeep from the city of Toledo's Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry parked on top of the gravestones, with at least one knocked over. The city Jeep was abandoned and the keys were not there but no one seemed to know who was responsible.
The city of Toledo's investigation into what happened with this Jeep is being kept under wraps. But it's a city owned Jeep on city-run property. So who left it there? We went to the city council demanding answers.
"I asked this morning, first thing, to brief me as to what happened and it is under investigation," said Mayor D. Michael Collins.
Parks commissioner Denny Garvin would only say that several meetings have been held. Toledo police have said they are not investigating the incident, meaning it is not a criminal investigation and the Jeep was not stolen.
The mayor wants answers.
"Did it trouble you to see that? It absolutely troubled me. I mean, there's going to have to be an explanation for this. I'm not saying there's an excuse for it, I'm saying there has to be an explanation," said Mayor Collins.
Tuesday night, the headstones were back in place. The damage appears to be minimal.
"I'm stunned and almost was speechless," said Paula Hicks-Hudson, City Council President.
Council President Hicks-Hudson also wants the city to get to the bottom of it. The cemetery is in her district.
"That this is again, another problem that we are not respecting our dead. And I think that's just as important as respecting the living," said Hicks-Hudson.
Hicks-Hudson says whoever is responsible, it's time to be adult about it and come forward.