74-year-old Veteran has flag stolen from front yard

- A replacement flag now flies on the flagpole in the front yard of 74-year-old David Behren’s Orange city home, after the original American flag and POW flag, which he has been flying for seven years, was stolen yesterday.

The Air Force veteran now has a lock on the flag pole, in hopes that it doesn’t happen again.

“It’s our country,” he said. “We should be able to do what we want on our own yard, fly a flag or two, nothing wrong with that.”

A few blocks away a similar theft occurred at another home.

Manuel Matute said the thieves actually had to climb over his fence and into his yard to get the American flag which was hanging from a slot in front of his house.

Now deputies are investigating both incidents. 

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