Truck with Confederate flag on tailgate, vandalized

Ever since the killings in Charleston, Michael Quinton has kept his Confederate battle flag scene air brushed on his tail gate hidden.

Then late Sunday night, someone threw these two large paving stones into windshield.

Surveillance video captured by his home security system shows two apparent teenagers hurling the stones.

"I've been in this neighborhood almost eight years and never had no problems. I mean I live at the end of the road," said Michael Quinton.

Quinton said he is convinced his vehicle was targeted because of the flag.

He said the term on the tailgate, last rebel, is a reference to his ring name during his short stint as a professional wrestler, not any kind of racially charged statement.

Right now, the culprits face vandalism and criminal damage to property charges.

Henry County Police said, "If there is evidence to show some type of bias, it could be investigated at the federal level."

For Mr. Quinton, the flag is a true symbol of his Southern heritage.

"To me, it's just a war flag, a soldier flag, because in the Civil War you couldn't have two American flags," said Quinton.

The sad part for Quinton is the possibility that the two apparent teenagers who hurled the stones at his truck could be nearby, neighbors.

"Why we just can't learn to understand about each other and try to learn things together," said Quinton.

Henry County Police are asking anyone with any information on the case to give them a call.

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