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Betsy Ross flag set aflame in Turlock neighborhood

POSTED September 29, 2017 10:46 p.m.

A Turlock family is feeling perplexed after someone burned the flag outside their home, but left the flags of their neighbors untouched.

The vandalism occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of Terralinda Drive.

The residents found their Betsy Ross style flag had been taken off their front door and set on fire, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Russ Holeman.

A Betsy Ross flag features 13 stars in a circle for the 13 colonies, rather than the 50 stars on a standard flag.

The residents told the police they had no idea who destroyed the flag and were not engaged in any sort of ongoing dispute with anyone.

Other homes in the neighborhood had flags out on display, but none of them had been vandalized, Russ said.

The fire department was not called out to the fire and no other damage was reported from the fire.

Police officers were looking to see if any neighbors utilized video surveillance that might shed some light on the individual or individuals responsible for the arson.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 668-5550.

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