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Police: Boy Bragged on Instagram of Vandalizing California Deputy's Memorial

November 25, 2013  | 

A 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole a bronze dove from a statue memorializing a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy killed during a massive manhunt earlier this year was caught after bragging on Instagram, authorities told the Los Angeles Times.

Dep. Jeremiah MacKay died in a gun battle with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner in February and was immortalized for his actions and service with a statue in Lake Arrowhead Village.

Sometime between the afternoon of Sept. 8 and the morning of Sept. 9 the bronze dove was stolen from the granite base of the statue. But this week, authorities said they finally pinpointed the vandal -- a middle school student in Lake Elsinore.

 

Tags: Social Media, San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff, Chris Dorner, Law Enforcement Memorials


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Bob@Az. @ 11/25/2013 5:57 PM

And what is the little darlings name? Oh, right, he's a minor so you can't let the public know about the little thief. sad. I dearly hop one of Deputy MacKays fellow officers will explain to the lad that the hero he stole from was a guardian of everyone. Blues, Stay Safe.

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