Man steals flowers from cemetery and gives it to his girlfriend

Flowers at grave illustration 
By: Aarav Sen 

David James Lee wanted to do something nice for his girlfriend, but he did not have the money to so. One day, when he passed a cemetery and saw fresh flowers, he stole some in order to give them to his girlfriend.

Lee, 44, was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida, and charged with theft and disturbing a gravestone after a police officer stopped him in the Evergreen cemetery with three bunches of fresh flowers in his hands. The flowers still had some soil on them, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

An officer saw Lee coming out of the cemetery at 4535 N. Main St., with three bouquets of fresh flowers, which had dirt falling from them.

The officer asked Lee where he was going with the flowers, when he said that he was going home with the flowers in order to give them for his girlfriend.

After further questioning, Lee admitted to stealing the flowers from the cemetery. Lee said that he did not know the person who was buried there.

Lee remains in the Duval County jail on $2,500 bail after being arrested at 6:00 p.m., according to jail records.

Lee has been arrested six times since 2008, on charges ranging from trespassing and resisting arrest without violence, to disorderly intoxication, according to jail records.