Robert Frost's historic home damaged

Dec. 31, 2007 at 4:49 PM

RIPTON, Vt., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Police in Ripton, Vt., said the historic home of poet Robert Frost was badly damaged by vandals who destroyed numerous antiques.

The police said the incident, which is believed to have occurred Friday night or Saturday morning, resulted in the destruction of antique tables, chairs, pictures, dishes, glasses, windows and lighting fixtures, the Wilkes-Barre-Montpelier (Vt.) Times Argus reported Monday.

The perpetrators also vomited in the living room of the home and left empty alcohol containers inside and outside the building, police said. They said some items in the home were set on fire and two fire extinguishers were emptied around the first floor.

Damage to the house has been estimated at $5,000, police said.

The property, which once served as Frost's summer home, is owned by Middlebury College.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Robert Frost
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea officials defecting in fear of rising executions
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
Compact cannon for British armored vehicles
Texas police body cam video shows fatal shooting
North Korea seeks help from Iran in battle against drought