Outraged Ocean Beach resident finds American flags damaged, smeared in poop

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 22:14:34-04

OCEAN BEACH, Calif., (KGTV) — Dozens of American flags smeared in feces were found scattered in front of Ken Legg’s lawn on Coronado Avenue.

“It's disrespectful to the country and the neighborhood and your neighbors,” said Legg.

He said a local real estate agent just put them up in his neighborhood to celebrate the Fourth of July. Legg said he thinks the person who destroyed the flags was walking down his street Thursday night. 

“There was dog poop on the lawn that somebody didn't pick up after their dog, and that was the spot they chose to lay the flag on top off,” said Legg

He said he also noticed some of them were snapped in half. 

“I understand there's a lot of division in the country and some people aren't happy with the way things are going right now, but this is not the way to express it,” said Legg. 

He said some of the flags are still intact and clean. Legg said he plans to put them back on some of his neighbors' lawn.

“Even if you're in the worst neighborhood in the country, I don't understand what would possess you to go from house to house and take people's flag,” said Legg.