- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The attorney for an Omaha man accused of stealing a gay pride flag and burning it says his client’s actions don’t add up to a hate crime.

Twenty-three-year-old Cameron Mayfield is charged with arson and resisting arrest. He’s accused of taking the rainbow flag on Saturday from the porch of a lesbian couple who lived near him and setting the flag on fire.

James Martin Davis is Mayfield’s attorney, and Davis told Omaha television station KETV (https://bit.ly/1FVzuLl ) that if his client’s actions seemed political, it wasn’t intentional.

Davis says that what Mayfield did “is criminal mischief, it’s destruction of property, and I think he’s willing to pay for that and probably apologize to these ladies.”

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Information from: KETV-TV, https://www.ketv.com

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