After more than 100 years, looks like someone may still hold a grudge against Billy the Kid after the Old West legend’s tombstone was vandalized in New Mexico.
The Billy the Kid tombstone, which is located in New Mexico and weighs over 2,000 pounds, was knocked over by vandals. The perpetrators also stole three antique rifles and a shotgun from the old Fort Sumner Museum.
The thieves vandalized other graves in the cemetery as well.
De Baca County authorities have issued a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Billy the Kid (real name: William Henry McCarty Jr.), who was born in 1859, was a famous outlaw in the Old West who, according to legend, 21 people. Historians now believe he actually killed between four and nine people.
Billy was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881.
The outlaw’s original tombstone was stolen long ago and the grave marker he has now has been in the Old Fort Sumner Cemetery for more than 80 years.
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