Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, November 01, 2010

Upside down flag stolen from Hazel Avenue

According to Channel 5, Norwood police charged ex-Marine Bryan Huff last Tuesday with theft and trespassing for stealing a flag flying upside down at a Hazel Avenue property. The U.S. Flag Code states that "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property." Seeing the display as “disrespect and disregard,” Huff said he removed the flag and took it with him. The homeowner, a Navy veteran, told Channel 5 he feels he’s under attack in his neighborhood and hung the flat upside down because he feels he’s in distress. Huff said he understands the homeowner has a right to do that but added, “I have the right to go take it down and deal with the consequences.”