Teen caught stealing business's American flag punished by passing out mini flags to customers

A Missouri teenager became Facebook famous for the wrong reasons when a video was posted of him stealing an American flag from outside a car wash.

Surveillance video shows 19-year-old Keaton Chandler taking off with the flag early Thursday morning.

The company immediately posted the footage to Facebook in hopes of tracking down the thief.

Forty-five minutes later, Chandler turned himself in and brought back the flag, where car wash owner Bill Hoaglin had his punishment waiting for him.

"He's been here since a little after lunchtime passing out little small American flags, instead of getting arrested," Hoaglin said.

The car wash owner spent the day watching as Chandler made every effort to right a wrong.

Hoaglin said the teen deserved to have a second chance, instead of criminal charges.
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