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Boy Proudly Instagrams Stolen Statue Piece Of Deputy Slain By Dorner, Gets Arrested

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A 13-year-old boy was arrested for posting an Instagram photo of a bronze dove, which just so happened to be a missing part of a statue that memorialized a detective who was killed during the Christopher Dorner shootout.Authorities had been looking for the stolen dove since its disappearance from Lake Arrowhead Village in early September, just a week after the statue was unveiled. The 8-1/2-foot sculpture honored San Bernardino County Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, 35, who had been shot to death by Dorner during his rampage on Feb. 12. The dove had been nestled on the base of the statue, which depicted MacKay with his hand over his heart, according to CBS Los Angeles.

"A citizen contacted the Twin Peaks Station to report a male juvenile was posting on the photo sharing website, Instagram, bragging he had stolen the dove," sheriffs' officials said, according to The Banning-Beaumont Patch.

The middle-school student from Lake Elisnore had used an alias, but the detectives were able to track him down, and found the dove in a shoebox in the boy's bedroom on Nov. 19.

MacKay is survived by his wife and two young children. “I didn’t want to capture just a police officer,” sculptor Khachik Khachatouryan said during the statue-unveiling ceremony, according to The Press-Enterprise. “I wanted to create a deep and meaningful sculpture of a wonderful human being, husband and father.”

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