Teen Arrested in Missing Flag Case

Nine custom-made flags were placed at several locations by the Towne Lake Optimist Club.

A 16-year-old was arrested this weekend in connection with the in Towne Lake.

According to CBS Atlanta, Cherokee sheriff's deputies received an anonymous tip Saturday evening that a truck parked at Hobgood Park had one of the custom-made flags displayed in the bed of the vehicle.

The teen was arrested, charged with theft by receiving and released to a parent.

The flags, estimated to be worth $40 each, had been placed at several locations by the Towne Lake Optimist Club.

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Debbie Rabjohn September 10, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Great work !! What is our world coming to when our youth steal flags and items from church!!
Red September 11, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Debbie, there was not a flag stolen from church. Youthful indescretions perhaps?
Jodi Haisten September 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Youthful indiscretions my butt! That would be like soaping windows, t-ping a house, letting the air out of the principles tires. STEALING the American flag does NOT fall under that!! ANYthing pertaining to the desecrations or illegal removal of the American flag is nothing short of illegal (thumbing ones nose at the flag and what it stands for in this country minimum).Without knowing his parents I wonder how much pride has been instilled in this teens daily life of all the wonderful glories he is reaping from living in this country vs. somewhere like China or Cuba. He can drive so he is at least 16 or 17, where are his morals or his right from wrong? He may have no values in what the flag stands for but by this age I hope right from wrong in his household has not been put to the curb side. My 11 yr old Boy Scout knows the value and respect the flag deserves. He even asked his dad if this boy hated his country to “mess with a flag”. I can only hope this is a case of “stupid is as stupid does”. But his probation (or whatever he is dealt) should be to have to place American flags on the markers at a Military cemetery during the 4th so he can see just how many men and women died for his “stupidity”!
Rodney Thrash September 14, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Update: http://woodstock.patch.com/articles/teen-apologizes-for-stealing-flags#photo-11266533
Jodi Haisten September 14, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Ok, so the above article states how he did it because he “was bored”, how he “regrets”, how he got “very emotional”, yada yada…board is going out as I said and t-ping, maybe taking a few swipes at some mail boxes (since there were two of them). BUT, “board” is NOT going out and messing with the flippen USA FLAG! There is a line, a moral line, right from wrong line drawn of things you just don’t cross like messing with the FLAG, a cross on a church…but we’ll never know how much he regrets it because he was CAUGHT, his conscious didn’t get the better of him (and he turned himself in)…he was CAUGHT. I am happy to see that he will be helping in the future with the placement of other flags.


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