A Clifton, Colo., man has been fired from his job as a grave digger after he was filmed gyrating and playing a simulated guitar while standing on a burial vault.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Christopher Redd could face misdemeanor charges of desecration of venerated objects after his antics on July 23 at Memorial Gardens.
According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/qiGEVJ), Redd says it was a botched attempt to win tickets for a rock jam festival. He says it was an empty concrete vault and it happened before a funeral service was held at the site.
Redd didn't win the tickets because he did not fulfill a contest requirement of posting the video to Youtube.com.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com