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Reading police officer takes report of stolen American flag into her own hands

Reading Police Department

A long-time Reading couple recently had their American flag stolen.

They weren’t going to call police. They didn’t want to be a “bother.’’ But it was the second time their flag was stolen from their front yard in a year.

The couple mentioned to police that they weren’t going to replace the flag because it was too expensive. That’s when a Reading police officer stepped in.

The officer headed to a nearby Home Depot to buy a replacement flag for the couple. The store manager of the Home Depot heard the story from the officer and decided the flag was on the house.

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The officer delivered the flag to the home, “compliments of Home Depot Reading.’’

The Reading Police Department posted the story to Facebook on Tuesday.

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