Thieves Target Old Glory

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Zoe Merkle is proud of her country, proud to be an American and proud to fly the U.S. flag.

But she has a problem. Her flags are being stolen.

Merkle said she has had three flags stolen from in front of her home and off her vehicle. The thieves who took the flag from her vehicle also took her radio antenna to which it was attached.

She said an acquaintance said they had seen someone stealing flags from in front of Ace Hardware as well.

Lt. Don Engler of the Payson Police Department said there have not been any recent reports of flag thefts that he is aware of.

Anyone with information about flag thefts is asked to call the Payson Police Department at 474-5177.

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