Homeowner Beats Teens Who Stole His Thin Blue Line Flag
A Washington state homeowner chased down and beat two teens who stole his "Thin Blue Line" flag from his property. The man was initially arrested and charged with second-degree robbery, but the county prosecutor declined to press charges after determining that the force used was not excessive and the teens had committed a crime. Both parties were found to have exhibited bad behavior, but the prosecutor stated that the teens stole the flag without legal justification and did not pursue charges against them. Homeowners across the country have been concerned about potential repercussions for defending their property, but this case offers some reassurance.