WATERTOWN — Donnie Lee Barrigar, 36, of Watertown, was arrested by Watertown city police on Wednesday. Mr. Barrigar was charged with one count of criminal tampering in the third degree, a misdemeanor.
On Saturday, Mr. Barrigar filmed himself removing a PRIDE flag from the flagpole outside of City Hall and stuffing it into City Hall’s drop-box. He uploaded the video to Youtube, where it received over 15,000 views.
According to a press release from city police, Mr. Barrigar is being held at the city jail pending arraignment.
He was expected to attend a protest organized in response to his removal of the flag at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.