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Farm Owner Reaching Out in Cemetery Vandalism

Samuel Ecker says he's been trying to get this problem resolved for weeks, offering to pay for the landscaping out of his own pocket. He acknowledges that his pigs did root up some of the tombstones, and he says he's sold almost 90 percent of the pigs he owned.
BOONSBORO, Md. - Updates in Boonsboro, the owner of the farm whose pigs are getting lose, and digging up the cemetery at Salem Lutheran Church is now reaching out. 

Samuel Ecker says he's been trying to get this problem resolved for weeks, offering to pay for the landscaping out of his own pocket. He acknowledges that his pigs did root up some of the tombstones, and he says he's sold almost 90 percent of the pigs he owned. Ecker said he has about 20 pigs left on his farm.

Ecker says he know how they're getting out too. He's used an electric fence and sometimes there's an outage in the fence, making it hard to pin-point where the problem is, which gives the animals a chance to escape. 

"I told them we would fix everything in the church, including things that our pigs didn't do to make it better than it was before. We were told three weeks ago not to do it. That the church decided no, they were getting estimated and they would decide what to do on their own," said Ecker. 

Both Ecker and the church community agree, they want this issue solved quickly, and they're working together to fix the damage. 
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