Horry County police are searching for information about damage caused to several American flags in one Murrells Inlet community.
Ed Breslin, who lives in the Indigo Creek subdivision, said he and about 10 of his neighbors woke up Tuesday morning to find their flags had been vandalized overnight.
“I thought somebody should be held responsible for it. I thought it was such a disgrace to have a flag torn like that,” Breslin said Thursday. “We were woken up by a neighbor touring the neighborhood on a golf cart . . . and found our flag ripped like somebody hated that flag. It was torn and tied up.”
Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said one report has been filed with the department regarding the incident, which is under investigation.
A 75-year-old neighbor of Breslin told police someone stole his American flag between 10 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday in the 9600 block of Indigo Creek Drive, according to the report. That man said the flag was on a pole attached to his house in front of the garage and had a spotlight on it.
That victim, who could not be immediately reached Thursday afternoon, told police at least three other American flags were stolen along the same street overnight. Police noted in the report there were no suspects or witnesses known at that time.
Breslin said he was upset someone would vandalize the flag. His was attached to a pole and the suspect could not remove it, but they tried to ripped it down.
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