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Police are in search of this man, who stole an American Flag from the Brew Home in Pearl River. If you realize something about this incident, contact the Orangetown Police Division Detective Bureau at 845-359-2121.
Orangetown Police Division

PEARL RIVER – The person caught on surveillance video tearing down and stealing an outsized American flag from the entrance of The Brew Home has been arrested, police stated. 

A 20-yr-previous man from River Vale, New Jersey, was charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor, associated to eradicating Previous Glory from the facade of the favored bar and restaurant, Orangetown police stated.

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Around 12:45 a.m. on July 22, the man allegedly ripped down and stole the 15-by-10 foot flag from the front of the business located on East Central Avenue, police said.

It was all caught on surveillance camera. 

The video showed a single man slowly walking up to the flag and begin yanking it down from the front of the bar. After removing the flag, the man unceremoniously wraps up the flag and walks away.

“Through the help of the public a suspect was developed,” Orangetown police said in a press release. 

The New Jersey man was charged and released, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Orangetown Justice Court on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

The oversized flag was placed in front of the business shortly before Memorial Day. It replaced a smaller, 3-by-5 flag that had been stolen a couple of weeks earlier.

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