Cops Hunt Man Who Shredded U.S. Flag Flying Outside McDonald's

After showing up at a McDonald’s late Friday evening, a man “lowered the USA and McDonald’s flags” outside the eatery and proceeded to shred Old Glory before fleeing in a getaway car driven by an accomplice.

The male suspect arrived at the Sarasota restaurant in a “new white Toyota Tundra pickup and cut the rope of the flag pole,” according to a police report. The man then lowered the two flags and “shredded the USA flag,” which was left at the scene and later seized as evidence by cops.

The suspect, who escaped with the McDonald’s flag, departed in a vehicle whose tag number was recorded by witnesses.

No arrests have been made in connection with the January 17 incident, which could result in theft and flag mutilation charges.