Man allegedly stole wedding rings, iPad from funeral honor guard

This one should be filed under the "Is nothing sacred?" category.

Police have arrested a man they say went into a van and stole various items, including wedding rings and an iPad, from four members of a military honor guard unit while they were at a ceremony at Evergreen Memorial Park in Clarke County.

Athens-Clarke County police said that on the morning of Aug. 3, Russell Wade Norrod, 27, of Cookeville, Tenn. burglarized the service members' van during a funeral.

Norrod stole $1,757 worth of items belonging to Keith Gilbert Damman of Smyrna, Bryan Jennings Reed of Canton, Christopher Anthony Hubbs of Canton and Jasmine Ewing of Marietta, during a funeral, police said.

On Sunday, Athens-Clarke police found Norrod sleeping in a car that they said he stole from his parents, Channel 2 Action News reports.

Police arrested the man and charged him with theft by taking and theft by receiving.

During the arrest, the honor guard members' property was recovered, police said. Norrod has also been tied to other auto break-ins, police said.