Woman Tries to Steal Rebel Flag from Man’s Pickup Truck
WEEKI WACHEE – While Jacob Ortlieb was enjoying a day at the Upper Deck Restaurant on Darlene Street Wednesday, he had no idea that someone down below was tampering with his pickup truck.
According to a Sheriff’s Office report, 29-year-old Laura Marie Welsh left the restaurant and was headed to her car, when she noticed the a Rebel (Confederate) flag waving in the bed of Ortlieb’s pickup truck. For reasons unknown, Welsh attempted to take the flag by cutting it away from its mooring.
An independent witness observed the offense and called law enforcement.
Deputies responded to the restaurant, where they located Welsh and placed her into custody.
Welsh is charged with one count of Burglary and is free on $1,000 bond.
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