Boston Police report arresting a man they say stole several of the flags placed around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common for Memorial Day, then lit one and tossed it atop an empty BPD prisoner transport wagon parked near the Brewer Fountain around 7:10 p.m. yesterday.
When officers arrived, Daniel Lucey, 40, spit at one of them, but his phlegm fell short and only hit an officer on his shoe, police say.
Lucey was then arrested on charges of malicious destruction of historical monuments, malicious destruction of property, assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct, police say. Police did not say if they used the wagon in question to transport Lucey to booking.
Last November, Lucey, who gave his address as the St. Francis House on Boylston Street, was arrested near the Boston Common visitor center on a charge of disorderly conduct, according to police records.