US Flag vandalized at FD Museum
Now (6:42pm), the HFD and HPD are investigating a white Chrysler vehicle (with disabled plates) and 4 “young teenagers” in it (one suspected of “rolling a cigarette”) that are suspected to have something to do with the flag-slashing incident this weekend. Will not be around to listen, so check out the live police scanner if you’re interested in what happens.
This past weekend someone destroyed an American Flag that was hanging above the entrance of the Hoboken Fire Museum. Fox News had a clip about it, and Eyewitness news also had a reporter there today.
Story from Charles Hack at the Journal:
American flag ripped up outside fire museum
Monday October 29, 2007, 2:39 PM
The American flag at the Hoboken Fire Department Museum was ripped up over the weekend and now its members are offering $1,000 to anyone who helps police make an arrest.
Someone reached up to the flag pole, which has been up since 1980 outside the old firehouse, bending it down into an L-shape before slashing the flag both horizontally and vertically sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. on Saturday, said Bill Bergin, curator of the Bloomfield Street museum.
“Nobody has ever done anything like this in all time we have had the museum,” Bergin said. “It’s disgraceful.”
A number of World War II veterans who belong to the Hoboken Fire Department Exempt Association attended a meeting at the museum the same day and were in shock over the damage, Bergin said.
He believes that someone may have had help reaching the pole because it was well above the height that even a tall person could reach.
Bergin is asking anyone with information to call him at (201) 952-3654.