October 24, 2012

David Lee - Jailed After Stealing Flowers From Grave Site That He Planned To Give To His Girlfriend

Jacksonville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - David Lee, a 44-year-old Jacksonville man was jailed Sunday after he allegedly stole flowers from a grave site that he planned to give to his girlfriend.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, a deputy stopped Lee shortly after 6:00 p.m. as he was walking out of the Evergreen Cemetery. He was carrying three plastic flower bouquets, with fresh soil falling from the bottom of them. He also appeared to be intoxicated.

Investigators say when the officer asked Lee where he got the fake flowers, he admitted that they were planted next to a tombstone, but he dug them up. He told the officer that he was planning on giving the flowers to his alleged girlfriend, and that he did not know the deceased person from which he stole the flowers.

Lee was booked into the Duval County Jail and charged with a felony count of injuring or removing plants from a gravestone, monument, or tomb.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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