Man steals American flag from Alpharetta barber shop

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A local business owner is asking for the public's help in finding a man who stole an American flag from her barbershop.

Surveillance video shows a man taking the flag from the Gino and Jackson Barbershop on North Main Street early Saturday morning. It appears the man has the flag in one hand a drink in the other.

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The store's owner, Rita Jackson, showed FOX 5 the surveillance images.

"To me, it's criminal," Jackson said. "We love the flag. It represents our way of life. It represents our love for our country."

Jackson said she had the flag up for nearly 15 years, which is the same length of time she has been in business. Not once did anyone mess with or mess up the flag, she said.



"To the man who stole the flag and to those who find the American flag offensive, leave," she stressed.

If you happen to recognize the man in the video or picture, call police.