Two arrested after memorial items taken

Ponca City Now - February 24, 2015 7:38 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Two men have been arrested after authorities say a 12-inch cross and a handkerchief went missing from a memorial fence honoring those killed in the 1995 bombing of a federal building.

Oklahoma City police say the two were riding bicycles Sunday morning near the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum when they were arrested. A 24-year-old was arrested on complaints of larceny, public drunkenness and resisting arrest. A 26-year-old was arrested on complaints of public drunkenness.

Police say only the 24-year-old was the only one who took items off the fence, where visitors hang mementos for those slain in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. They say the items were found in his backpack.

Both were booked Sunday and released from jail Monday.


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