Teen Apologizes For Vandalizing Grave Of President Ford

The Kent County Prosecutor’s office will decide if charges will be filed against a 19-year-old man for defacing the grave of former President Gerald R. Ford. Chris Johnson tells the “Grand Rapids Press” he took the letter “E” from the word “committed” on the grave because it had come loose. He added he had been skateboarding in the area with a friend and thought the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum were part of a park. Johnson added he did not know the names of President Ford and First Lady Betty Ford and had never heard of them. He had moved from Indiana to Grand Rapids within the past month, and went to police Thursday after seeing news reports and realizing authorities were looking for him.