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South Florida Deputy Whose AR-15 was Stolen Faces Reprimand

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    South Florida Deputy Whose AR-15 was Stolen Faces Reprimand
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    MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 18: In this photo illustration a Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen on December 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The weapon is similar in style to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that was used during a massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Firearm sales have surged recently as speculation of stricter gun laws and a re-instatement of the assault weapons ban following the mass shooting. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    • Investigators recovered the rifle and other items stolen from Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy Heriberto Santiago's car on Aug. 14.

    • Investigators have recommended that Santiago should get a written reprimand for violating department policy.

    A Florida sheriff's deputy faces a written reprimand after his AR-15 was stolen from his unlocked car while he worked an off-duty job at a shopping center.

    The 17-year-old who authorities say stole the weapon was arrested after posting an Instagram video of himself dancing while holding the rifle in the air. Investigators recovered the rifle and other items stolen from Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy Heriberto Santiago's car on Aug. 14.

    Now the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports investigators have recommended that Santiago should get a written reprimand for violating department policy.

    Sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera says he could face additional discipline for his careless handling of department equipment.

    The teen faces charges of burglary with a fire arm and grand theft.

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