Matthew Emerson Reynolds, 29, allegedly damaged nine American flags at the local court, the police said.
(Denton County Sheriff’s Office )
A man in Denton County, Texas, was Thursday arrested after he allegedly damaged nine American flags at the local court, authorities said.
The man, identified as Matthew Emerson Reynolds, 29, allegedly ripped the flags of a screen outside the courthouse on Sept. 10, one day before the 17th anniversary of 9/11.
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Reynolds was caught on camera driving on a bicycle to the court for the removal of the flags from the display and throwing them in the street, CBSDFW-TV reported.
The public helped the Denton County Sheriff’s Office to identify Reynolds after the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook with the announcement that they were looking for him. After he was identified, authorities announced he turned himself in.
“Matthew Emerson Reynolds located in Denton County Sheriff’s Office Investigators. The Denton County Sheriff ‘ s Office to thank the public for their support in helping with the identification of Reynolds,” the sheriff’s office, wrote in a statement on Facebook.
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“I think it is totally disrespectful for the country as a whole and everything that every person here,” Ben Marsh, a local resident, told Fox 4 the man’s alleged actions.
Reynolds is now facing a criminal mischief charges, according to CW33 News.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.