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Veteran replaces American flag after arsonist burns it down at local store

Service members raise a flag at the main camp during Fleet Combat Camera Pacific's Winter Quick Shot 2013 field training exercise at Burro Canyon Shooting Park. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler/Released)
July 23, 2018

Joshua Everett Lozon, 27, from Truckee, Calif., was arrested Saturday after he allegedly burned a store’s U.S. flag.

Lozon was charged with arson, KOLO-TV reported.

Sheri Daniels, Glenshire Store owner, arrived at her Truckee store Saturday morning only to find her U.S. flag had been torched. Some of the flag was still on the pole and the rest on the ground.

Daniels and the police reviewed security footage, but it didn’t capture the flag burning.

The footage did capture a man walking toward and past the camera, followed by smoke.

It was after reviewing footage that Truckee Police arrested Lozon.

Daniels said she had no idea why someone would burn the flag at her store.

The Truckee Police Department said a U.S. Army veteran donated a flag that officers hung to replace the damaged flag.

Police will give the damaged flag to the Tahoe Truckee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol to be properly retired.