ONTARIO, OH — Surveillance video captured a woman removing a stuffed animal from a baby’s grave just before Easter. She has now turned herself in to police. Frieda Kay Shade, of Mansfield Ohio admitted to being the person in the video.
According to WJW-TV she said she saw a loos dog wandering on the property. She lifted the stuffed animal to keep the dog from destroying it. Shade was served a summons for petty theft.
This is not the first item to disappear from the child’s grave. Hayden “Tank” Cole Sheridan died in 2007. Items like toys and night lights left at the child’s grave site started to disappear shortly after. His parents finally went to the police in 2012 and a surveillance camera was set up. The camera finally captured a clear picture of a suspect on April 19th.
There is no word on if Shade is the suspect in the other thefts.