Thieves Blackmail Small-Town Peruvian Mayor by Stealing His Father’s Skull


The thieves dug up the body of Rogelio Vizcarra’s father and then sent him a text message. Mr Vizcarra, mayor of San Cristobal in southern Peru, says the message sender offered to return the skull if he withdrew his bid for re-election.” Police said that bones were scattered around the cemetery, and the grave-robbers could face felony charges for offending the memory of the dead. [BBC]