Shortly before Memorial Day weekend, this happened outside of a veteran’s home.
You can watch the footage here.
When they couldn’t set the flag on fire, it looks like they stole it.
Two horrible acts in the same minute.
Here’s some more details.
Upon checking his doorbell camera, video taken days earlier on May 26 shows a man touching the flag before picking up what appears to be a lighter. Douglas told Fox 10 Phoenix he heard several clicks from the lighter trying to ignite as the man attempted to light the flag on fire.
“Memorial Day weekend — we’ve had people die while I was over there as well,” Douglas told the station, describing his military deployment. “It means a lot, I want to make sure that flag is out on Memorial Day weekend. To have it stolen is… I just couldn’t understand it.”Fox News
It’s sad and shocking that someone would do this to the home of one of our veterans.
Even if they didn’t know a veteran lived there, it’s still the flag of our country, not something that anyone should burn.
At least this story had a happy ending.