Woman admits to taking toy from child’s grave

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(Video captured a woman removing a stuffed animal from a baby's grave at Mansfield Memorial Cemetery on April 19, 2014/Courtesy: Ontario Police Department)

(Video captured a woman removing a stuffed animal from a baby's grave at Mansfield Memorial Cemetery on April 19, 2014/Courtesy: Ontario Police Department)

ONTARIO, Ohio — An Ohio woman admitted to taking a stuffed animal from the grave site of a 14-month-old child, police said Thursday.

According to Ontario police, Frieda Kay Shade, of Mansfield, Ohio, went to authorities ad admitted to being the person in a video shared on Facebook showing the alleged theft.

Shade told police she saw a dog at the grave site and took the stuffed animal to keep the dog from destroying it, reported WJW-TV.

She was issued a summons for petty theft.

WJW reported that items have been stolen from the grave in the past. The family set up a surveillance camera to try and catch any thieves.

Saturday they noticed a stuffed animal placed there for Easter was gone. Looking at the video, they saw a woman take it away.

Ontario police shared the video on their Facebook page, which was shared over 4,000 times.

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