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Flag Stolen From Bloomington Business
Updated August 10, 2015 7:48 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - A security camera caught a man stealing an American flag from a Bloomington business.

The flag was stolen late Saturday night, outside of United Country Real Estate.

Jimmie Dean Coffey, owner of the business, says surveillance cameras outside of the business caught a guy yanking the American flag from its post. Another camera around the corner captured the man taking off with the American flag in hand.

"(It's) the disrespect of the American flag and the disrespect of the veterans and everyone that the flag stands for and the freedom that we have but that freedom don't mean that you can steal the flag," explained Coffey to Fox 59 News.

The flag was purchased at a Hoosier Burn Camp fundraiser. Coffey hung it outside on the Fourth of July weekend. The flag lasted only about a month.

Coffey isn't interested in pressing charges saying the system has a lot bigger problems to deal with, but there is a lesson to be learned. Coffey just wants to talk to the young man that took the flag..

Coffey would like his flag back where it belongs and he wants the suspect to know he can have his own.

"If they want a flag come see me I'll get them a flag," Coffey to Fox 59 news.

Coffey is holding out hope his flag is returned ,but if it's not in the next week he will go ahead and buy a new one.



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