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Police: Man stole Sandy Hook memorial signs

HERNDON, Va. (AP) -- Police in northern Virginia have arrested a man accused of stealing memorial signs for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Authorities say 28-year-old Andrew Truelove was motivated by a belief that the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax.

Herndon police say one sign was stolen from Mystic, Connecticut, and the other was stolen from a playground in Mantoloking, New Jersey. They were both dedicated to Chase Kowalski and Grace McDonnell, two of the 20 first-graders killed in the 2012 massacre.

Police said Friday that Truelove was arrested at a home in Herndon where he was renting a room, and charged with possession of stolen property, with charges pending in the other states.

An attorney representing Truelove in a separate case did not immediately return a message.

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guinnessfan May 30 2014 at 7:07 PM

"Police in Virginia apprehended a man accused of memorial signs dedicated to victims..."
Well, it's certainly very serious to be accused of memorial signs. I'm not sure which would be worse... to be a delusional Sandy Hook "Truther", or to be an idiot AOL headline writer.

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blueeyessing May 30 2014 at 6:48 PM

Is the problem that no crime scene photographs were ever released showing the slaughtered children in the classroom? Is that why there are "truthers" ??? Well the families' privacy is being respected by not releasing them and hopefully they will never be seen.

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Liza May 30 2014 at 7:42 PM

In a world where people can be wonderful, and heroic, there are also those that are simply beneath contempt.

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twalsh4440 Liza May 31 2014 at 8:51 AM


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junior May 30 2014 at 7:49 PM

They should just put him a room with the parents for 5 minutes. Bet he'll believe after that.

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plforsyth May 30 2014 at 6:45 PM

It's easy to label these people as " Truthers" and call them kooks etc. It's a little harder to sit down and watch " Unraveling Sandy Hook" by Sofia Smallstone and exam what really went on at Sandy Hook. Isn't it funny how LITTLE rigorous journalistic investigation was done concerning this supposed tradgedy? Don't you wonder why the school is now demolished and the workers were sworn to secrecy concerning what they saw or didn't see? Columbine is still standing and you can also see the dead shooters on line. Why no pics of the dead Adam Lanza?

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are2900 May 30 2014 at 7:08 PM

What a low life .
How low can a person can go these days ...

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oakmoon2004 May 30 2014 at 9:37 PM

"Truthers" are giving truth a bad name

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gramargo oakmoon2004 May 31 2014 at 1:47 AM

And isn't that the truth!!

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ksokol3171 oakmoon2004 May 31 2014 at 7:52 AM

in thees times you should question every thing and Sandy Hook stinks to high heaven!

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bclark2487 ksokol3171 May 31 2014 at 10:12 AM

What stinks? The death of innocent children., OR THE FACT THAT YOU ARE JUST STUPID?

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jakgarnett ksokol3171 May 31 2014 at 12:10 PM

I question your mental stability!

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N68Firebird May 30 2014 at 7:27 PM

Yet another 'nobody' seeking their fifteen minutes of fame..."iggyworthy".

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marjenbo May 30 2014 at 7:56 PM

Another classy bagger.

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beast3030 May 30 2014 at 11:20 PM

Are there actually people questioning whether this tragedy happened? How bizarre. Are these the same folks who think that Earth is flat, and that there has never been flight to the moon?

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tasopatczpatricia beast3030 May 31 2014 at 7:10 AM

beast3030: You forgot to mention that they also deny there were any consentration (spelling?) camps back in Hitlers' day.

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