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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.

UPDATE:

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

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