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Man Arrested for Stealing from Bombing Memorial Fence
Oklahoma City police arrested a man for stealing mementos from the fence lining the Oklahoma City National Memorial, after teens caught the man in the act.
Dominic Polk, 39, faces charges of larceny, littering and assault for the incident last weekend.
Fox 25 spoke with the two teens from Moore who reported Polk to authorities. They said they were driving in downtown Oklahoma City, when they came across the memorial and decided to visit it. It was the first trip to the memorial for both boys.
Blake Freeman, 17, said he couldn't believe it when he saw Polk talking the items from the memorial and said he wasn't going to let Polk get away with it. Freeman said he approach Polk to ask him about what he was doing. At that point, Polk reached into his pocket for something. What the boys feared was a knife, was turned out to be a McDonald's cheeseburger. Freeman said Polk threw the wrapper on the grounds of the memorial, and tried to get past him. Freeman said he tried to block Polk, so he couldn't leave before security guards arrived and Polk grabbed his arm and spit on his face.
Security guards were able to detain Polk until police arrived to take him into custody.
Police said they found necklaces on Polk. They said at least one was stolen from the memorial's fence.
Posted: Monday, January 14 2013, 09:32 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. reopens emergency operations command center
May 23, 2013 17:37 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management has reopened its emergency operations center as strong storms moved through central Oklahoma just days after a deadly tornado.
Department spokeswoman Keli Cain said Thursday that the center is open. The department had previously announced that the command center would be shut down at Wednesday at midnight.
Storms with heavy rain and hail began falling in the area early Thursday morning and prompted flash flood warnings in central Oklahoma.
The storms come after a massive tornado struck Moore on Monday and left 24 people dead and more than 300 injured.
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