Michael Kennedy, 37, and Kara O’neil, 40, were Sunday arrested after witnesses said they saw the pair stealing items placed at a memorial at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
(Broward County Sheriff’s Office)
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people on Sunday night at marjory Stoneman Douglas for allegedly stealing items from a memorial site outside the school.
Michael Kennedy, 37, of Florida and Kara O’neil, 40, New York, were arrested after witnesses said they saw the pair stealing items on the monument in the green, which was made after 17 people were killed at the school in February. 14 massacre, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
A deputy allegedly found “teddy bears, plaques, and the pin-wheels” on the back seat of their car. The two were charged with removing or disfiguring a tomb or movement.
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In court Monday, Kennedy reportedly told a judge that he “feel[s] the charging document is insufficient dashboard elements … it is not a tomb nor a monument.”
The court did not agree with Kenney and said Florida law protects memorials for the dead, or buried artifacts.
Both Kenney and O’neil are held in the Broward County Jail on $1,000 bond.
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