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Old Glory flies high again after being vandalized and stolen in Henderson

Posted at 11:47 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 03:05:48-04
A Henderson woman's American flag is flying high again after she says it was vandalized and stolen. Ashley Tindle says the suspected vandal, Suzanne Romero, saw her pro-police flag in the yard so she decided to rip down her American flag.
Tindle says Romero rang her doorbell, pounded on the door, snapped her flag pole, and ran off with the American flag before throwing it on the ground in a neighbor's yard.
"I was furious, I was emotional, and I actually, I got emotional," said Tindle. "I was like how could you do that? That's my property, that's my home."
Tindle says the alleged vandal told her she did it because of the pro-police flag she had in her yard.
"Your beliefs or your religion, you have the right to believe in that and I'm not going to judge you so why judge me for what I have on my property, on my house?"
Local truck club American Breed caught wind of the story and wanted to give Tindle two brand new flags -- an American flag and Back the Badge flag.
"Our little motto is, one good deed breeds another and if we do something good for someone, maybe they will pass that along or others will see it and it will get passed along," said American Breed leader Gary Gardner.
American Breed raised $400, bought the flags and installed the flag pole over the weekend.
"If they don't like your five-foot flag, we're gonna put a 20-foot flag," said Gardner. "If they break your wooden stick, we're gonna put a steel stick."
"That's what I believe in and that's what I support and I'm not going to back down," said Tindle.
Romero was arrested for petit larceny. She remains behind bars. She has a hearing Wednesday morning.