SAN ANTONIO -- A locked box didn’t stop a thief who cut a rope and stole a flag honoring military heroes this Friday morning around ten on the Northwest Side.
“We have a lock box on the flag, so no one could mess with the flag," said Brandon Morgan.
He is a veteran and treasurer for the Woodridge Village Subdivision. He showed us surveillance video of a man pacing in front of the neighborhood where a flag pole displays the US and a POW flags.
"You can see here, they sliced it and left the American flag."
Morgan told us the man captured on video cut the cord and ran off with the military flag.
The theft is offensive and shocking to the many military families in this neighborhood.
William Perez was driving into the subdivision to help his daughter with projects. The Vietnam vet is upset by what happened.
"I just can't believe it. Why? These people that died for our country, were put in prison. I have a buddy who died in Vietnam," he expressed.
Morgan said the neighborhood association filed a police report and hopes someone can recall seeing the thief. The information might help officers make an arrest.
According to Morgan, homeowners are getting a steel cable to hold the flags and possibly prevent another theft when a new flag starts waving in honor of veterans soon.