CRIME
08/19/2015 13:58 EDT | Updated 08/19/2015 14:02 EDT

Man Digs Up Dad's Grave To Argue With Corpse, Police Say

Suspect tells reporter he did nothing wrong.

An attempt to bury old wounds by digging up a corpse has landed a Kentucky man behind bars.

Michael May, 44, was arrested Monday evening after an officer saw him digging up a grave at a cemetery in Sanford, Kentucky, according to WKYT.com.

May told the arresting officer he was trying to dig up the grave of his father so he could argue with him, according to WAVE3.com.

The arresting officer also said May seemed intoxicated and quoted Bible verses when confronted, according to Central Kentucky News.

May was charged with violating graves, public intoxication and marijuana possession and locked in the Lincoln County Jail.

In a bizarre jailhouse interview with WLEX18, May told reporter Josh Breslow that a bible verse inspired him to dig up his dad.

Breslow: "Do you feel that you were violating a grave?"

May: "No, no. I see the truth.. he needs to be on the ground. Not under it."

May says his dad died 30 years ago. There are 13 people named May buried at the cemetery, but the only name fitting that timeline was a person named Willis Green May, WAVE3.com reports.

The name of the person buried where May was digging has not been released.  

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