A homeowner in the gated community of Coto de Caza, Calif., says a camera captured a group ripping an American flag from their home before fleeing into a car.
Forrest Newhall said the incident, recorded by a Ring doorbell, occurred around 5:45 a.m. on July 26.
“One man stopped on the sidewalk and another man ran to the front door, rang our doorbell and then our [flag], “Newhall told The Epoch Times.[The culprit] Tore him up and then put him on the ground and ran away… It seemed so strange that they would target our house.
The doorbell camera failed to obtain a clear picture of the miscreants, but Newhall said he planned to file a complaint with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
He said he was not aware of flags being ripped from other properties, and it was uncertain why his house was targeted.
“It feels like we were targeted just because of time and so many people, and it’s not even like it was a big flag,” he said. “It was a streamer that was probably three feet long, one and a half feet wide.
“It just boggles the mind that there are people who would go to that extent to plan something like this. I don’t know if they are antifa wannabes or what their deal is, but apparently [they’re] Very degrading, reprehensible, condemnable people from my point of view.”
Earlier in July, a Mission Viejo, California mother was infuriated when a viral video showed her son waving an American flag off a neighbor’s lawn and tossing it to the ground while watching.
The incident has left social media divided, with some criticizing the mother’s upbringing and others saying the clip was taken out of context.
The Epoch Times