Fire department posts video of U.S. flag being stolen

Source: Southridge Fire Department via Facebook)
Source: Southridge Fire Department via Facebook)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A fire department in Jonesboro needs help finding the person responsible for taking their flag.

The Southridge Fire Department posted a video Friday showing someone walking up to the flagpole and taking the U.S. flag down.

The flag is then dragged across the ground and placed into an SUV before driving away.

Lieutenant Chris Nugent with the Southridge Fire Department says this is among several other thefts that have happened in the area.

He said the department has heard of stolen Christmas lights and another stolen flag since posting the video on Facebook.

Now the department is hoping to raise awareness about the issue in their neighborhood.

"If we can get people to be more aware of what's going on out here, to keep an eye on things to look out for one another," said Nugent. "We try and make this out here as a big community thing."

Anyone with information about the person or the incident is asked to call (870) 819-6947 or (870) 761-9124.

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