Only on FOX 29: Video catches sneaky Pride flag removal from Civil War Monument in Doylestown

Central Bucks Regional Police Department is looking for a suspect(s) seen in an exclusive FOX 29 video stealing a Pride flag in Doylestown. 

On Thursday at around 1:50 a.m., unknown suspect(s) was captured cutting the rope on the Civil War Monument flag pole located at the intersection of N. Main Street at E. Court Street in Doylestown, causing the United States flag and Pride flag to drop to the ground. 

In the FOX 29 exclusive video, the weather camera captured the incident: 

The suspect(s) removed the Pride flag from the clips and scurried away with it, leaving the United States flag behind and lying on the ground.

The clip shows a motorcycle and suspect(s) with flashlights around the monument at the time of the theft.

"That's a lot of effort to go through to take down a pride flag," said James Lamb, co-owner of Evolution Candy. 

He recalls the same thing happening outside his store. It was captured on video when the incident happened last year.

"Why can't people just leave well enough alone. If it doesn't pertain to you," said Lamb.

Marlene Pray was out this evening taking pictures of the new flag.

She's on the Doylestown Pride Festival Committee which is responsible for having the flags up around town during Pride month. She has a message for whoever is responsible.

 "The LGBTQ community is part of the community. We are here. We are visible. We're also never going to diminish our voice and our power," said Pray. The community is grateful to the mayor and borough leaders for getting up a replacement flag.

Another pride flag is back up at the intersection of North Main and East Court Street in Doylestown flying proudly beneath the American flag as the investigation into what happened to the one originally there continues. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to submit information via Crimewatch or by contacting Detective Sergeant Darien Derstine at the Central Bucks Regional Police Department at 215-345-4143 or