NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a very unpatriotic thief in Brooklyn after a number of flags were stolen from homes ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.
As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, there were a lot of flags on display along 10th Avenue in Windsor Terrace, but not as many as before. It seems someone tore almost a dozen off of their poles and stole them Thursday night.
“Our flag was gone and the pole that was attached was smashed in half,” Karen Burke Abrussese told CBS 2’s Sonia Rincon.
Jim Shashaty thought the rainstorm was to blame.
“I saw the pole bent over and the flag gone, and I didn’t think much of it until I looked at my neighbor and saw her flag was gone too,” he said.