- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve arrested a man who appeared in a video stealing a Confederate flag from the outside of a Tampa Bay-area home.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports that 23-year-old Dejerrian Murray turned himself in Tuesday.

The video, which has been viewed by millions, was posted on another man’s Facebook page last month. Authorities say it shows Murray, who is black, running out of a car, pulling a Confederate Flag off the side of a house and then running back to the car. The video appears to be shot by someone in the car’s driver seat.

The resident later reported the theft to the sheriff’s office.

Murray was charged Tuesday with petty theft and possession of a controlled substance. He was later released on $3,500 bail.

A phone message listed for Murray was not immediately returned.


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