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Teens arrested on hate crime charges for allegedly stealing, burning Louisiana woman's LGBTQ+ pride flag

2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago Tuesday, June 25 2024 Jun 25, 2024 June 25, 2024 11:30 AM June 25, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

MANDEVILLE — Three teens were arrested on hate crime charges after they allegedly stole and burned a Mandeville-woman's LGBTQ+ pride flag while making derogatory remarks, St. Tammany Parish deputies said Tuesday.

Two 15-year-olds and a 14-year-old allegedly stole a woman's pride flag and burned it in the middle of the road on May 26.

Deputies said they eventually caught the trio after receiving a video of the teens burning the flag while spouting hate speech. As a result of the video, deputies arrested the three on theft, simple damage to property and hate crime charges. The teens were released to their guardians on a custodial agreement to appear in court, deputies said.

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