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Cops: Illinois Woman Burned Flags She Stole From Police Memorial

Police say Facebook tips contributed to her arrest.

A suburban Chicago woman was arrested yesterday on charges of misdemeanor theft, after police say she stole two flags from a police officer's memorial and later burned them.

The woman, 19-year-old Zhenia Buttry, allegedly admitted to the crimes once caught. She may have also taken another flag from a different park, as well as some street signs.

How did they catch her? The police chief says tips from the department's Facebook page helped lead to the woman's arrest.


The title of this story has been changed to reflect that the stolen flags were "Morris Police Department" flags.

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