Boston, Massachusetts – Police in Boston arrested a 40-year-old man after he allegedly stole an American flag that was used to commemorate fallen service members, lit it on fire, and threw it on top of a Boston Police prisoner transport vehicle on May 24th.
It was further alleged that the suspect spit on arresting officers while being taken into custody.
Daniel Lucey, 40, was arrested on Sunday night was arrested near #BostonCommon around 7:10 p.m. after he allegedly set fire to an American flag and threw it on an unoccupied #Boston police vehicle. . #morningbrief with #tiffwilliams pic.twitter.com/HJHqgiDt1M
— Worcester Daily News (@worcdailynews) May 26, 2020
Police were made aware of the flag burning incident at roughly 7:10 p.m., when witnesses to the act flagged down officers working in downtown Boston. The witnesses said they’d seen a man ignite the flag and place it atop a Boston Police vehicle.
When officers responded to the scene of the flag burning, they’d encountered Daniel Lucey, who’d allegedly admitted to committing the deed to responding authorities. Lucey had allegedly claimed that the act was a form of protest.
The only issue is, the destruction of someone else’s property isn’t a form of protected speech. Officers believe that Lucey had stolen the flag, and several other ones found in his possession, from a memorial honoring those fallen in light of Memorial Day.
Man Arrested After Throwing Burning American Flag on Boston Police Vehicle – NBC Boston
(Daniel Lucey) https://t.co/zvOyz2DLJA
— Montana 🕊 AgentApplebutt™ (@AgentApplebutt3) May 26, 2020
A statement by the department said the following:
“Officers noted that the suspect was in possession of several other flags which appeared to be similar to the ones which are planted in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument over Memorial Day weekend to commemorate the Massachusetts service members who have given their lives in defense of the United States of America.”
While police were discussing the flag burning display with Lucey, he’d allegedly spat at one of the officers.
He was placed into custody at the scene and is scheduled to appear before a judge under charges of disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, malicious destruction of property and malicious destruction of historical monuments.
Speaking of incidents involving stolen flags, wait until you hear about these two doctors arrested in Florida for pilfering a neighbors flags.
Needless to say, it appears that not all doctors are exactly smart.
Two doctors in Florida were arrested on April 14th after being caught on video stealing a neighbor’s Trump 2020 flag. Once again, proving that Trump Derangement Syndrome is in full swing during the election season.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 15, 2020
Ring surveillance video that was captured on April 7th allegedly shows 41-year-old Geoffrey Michael Fraiche climbing up a ladder to remove a neighbor’s Trump 2020 flag that was hoisted up a flagpole. Reportedly in tow with Geoffrey was his wife, 38-year-old Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche.
Apparently, as shown on the video, this criminal duo had brought along their children to witness them commit the crime. All the while, the surveillance footage shows one of their kids pleading with their parents to not steal the flag.
The child repeats that he doesn’t want his parents to go to jail.
Sadly, the smartest of the bunch was the young juvenile. Maybe these parents should have listened to their child.
Geoffrey was noted as being a gynecologist working at the Sacred Heart Hospital, while Laura was listed as being a gynecologist over at West Florida Hospital.
The unnamed victim in this requested that charges be pursued against the flag-pilferers. It was noted that the flag cost roughly $200, and $500 worth of damage was done to the flagpole in the process of the crime.
Physician-Parents possessed w @realDonaldTrump hatred so much that they steal a senior citizen's Trump flag w kids in tow.
The little boy is begging them to stop.
Apparently two medical degrees lack the decency & common sense of a child.
Despicable parenting! pic.twitter.com/nZsLA09ob6
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 14, 2020
The alleged gynecological miscreants were both arrested and charged with criminal mischief, trespassing, larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Whether they skate by unscathed legally or not, this couple will forever be known as the “TDS-doctors” in my book.
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