Providence man accused of stealing flag in Barrington days before 4th of July

Barrington police share booking photo of Joseph Sands.

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence man is accused of stealing a flag from outside of a Barrington home nearly two weeks ago.

The incident happened on July 1 on County Road.

Barrington police shared a video on Facebook that appears to show a man taking the flag out of the post and walking away.

Police said the man, identified as Joseph Sands, turned himself in a week later.

Sands is charged with one count of larceny.

The flag was later returned to the homeowner, police said.

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