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Two Men Charged With Stealing. Defacing Thin Blue Line Flag

Kristen Arute, Hingham Current Staff, August 23, 2020

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The Hingham Police Department released a statement today about an incident that occurred during the evening on Saturday, August 15th. "Two Hingham men are being charged with stealing and defacing a blue line flag from a home and posting a video of it on social media," read the statement. "One of the men is also being charged with tearing off a blue line flag sticker off a parked car and also posting that video." A source provided the Hingham Current with a copy of one of the videos.

An anonymous tipster notified the police that a flag pole and a Thin Blue Line flag had been stolen, and the tip included two videos from social media that showed the flag and flagpole being smashed on the ground, placed in a pool repeatedly and allegedly urinated on. Sources say that the flag belonged to neighbors who lived near a home that hosted a party the young men had attended.

Both young man are said to be recent graduates of Hingham High School where they were active in the drama program.

Kristen Arute can be reached at kristen@hinghamcurrent.com.