A man has been arrested for doing the unthinkable to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna’s alleged grave site in Newport Beach. The man, who appears to be disrupted, dug up the burial site that is believed to be belonging to the late basketball legend and his daughter, who died in a helicopter crash in late January.
The man reportedly snuck onto the private grave site, which is located at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California, last week. He peeled back the grass and used tools to dig fairly deep into the ground. It’s unknown though if the man reached any of the deceased’s coffins.
He appeared to come prepared, wearing knee pads and carrying equipment that he used to dig through the area where he believed Kobe and Gianna had been laid to rest. He seemed to focus on digging up one particular corner of the area.
In a photo obtained by MTO News, the man is seen being handcuffed while sitting on the ground with an officer taking records of him. Other photos show the burial site, with what appeared to be rectangular cutting marks seen through the grass, as the result of the illegal digging.
Back in February, Daily Mail reported that Kobe and his daughter Gianna, who were among 9 victims killed in the helicopter accident in Calabasas, California, were buried side-by-side in a private funeral at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California. The private plot is surrounded by a 4-foot wall and has its own gate which can be locked.
However, USA Today disputes the claim, saying that it’s not Kobe’s grave site. Kobe’s family has not addressed speculation about his burial site and has not responded to the digging up report.