Confederate Flag Thief Seen In Viral Video Gets Off With A Slap On The Wrist


A Florida man whose videotaped theft of a Confederate flag went viral has received a slap on the wrist for the heist, according to court records.

In a deal with prosecutors, Dejerrian Dequan Murray has entered a pre-trial intervention program that, upon successful completion, will result in the dismissal of a misdemeanor charge filed against the 24-year-old.

Murray was eligible for the program because he has “neither a prior adult criminal record nor a significant juvenile record,” a deferred prosecution agreement notes. As part of the diversion deal, Murray (pictured at right) has to stay out of trouble until late-December and must pay restitution of $54.96 to the flag’s owner.

As seen in the above video, Murray ran up to the front door of Robin Eaker’s Bradenton home and ripped down the flag. Murray’s giddy getaway driver filmed the theft, and video of the heist subsequently was uploaded to the Facebook page of a Murray friend.

It is unclear whether the driver has been charged in connection with the July 11 flag theft.