Flags Stolen From Texas Homes, Then Burned

WEATHERFORD (August 12, 2014) Authorities were investigating a series of flag thefts Tuesday in Weatherford north of Fort Worth.

Over a period of several days late last week into Sunday night, thieves stole flags from homes in various neighborhoods in the community and then burned them nearby.

Weatherford Fire Marshal Bob Hopkins said the flags, which were suspended from flag poles or flown on homes were taken into the driveway or street where an accelerant was used to burn them.

Hopkins says the perpetrator appears to be indiscriminately choosing homes from which to take a flag.

Charges that could be filed include criminal trespass and theft.