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Report: Broward County man admits taking down anti-gun sign at Parkland

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 07:50:23-04

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A man arrested after authorities say he stole mementos from Parkland shooting victims told deputies he took down an anti-gun sign because he's pro-gun.

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A Broward Sheriff's deputy says he saw 37-year-old Michael Kennedy and 40-year-old Kara O'Neil taking items from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School memorial and putting them in their car Sunday night. Three teddy bears, a trophy, framed poems and American flags were reported taken.

The arrest report says the two also appeared inebriated and a half-empty bottle of vodka was found inside a cooler in the car.

The Sun Sentinel reports they were charged with suspicion of removing or disfiguring a tomb or a monument.

The couple appeared this week in court, where a judge ordered them to stay away from the school.