Andrew Rosas, 26, of Richmond, was accuseded of arson after he turned himself in Wednesday night.
Jim Tanner, the owner of the house where the fire was set, informed the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he desired Rosas “prosecuted to the complete level of the law.”
“If hes going to burn a flag for no factor at all, who understands exactly what hes going to do?” Tanner informed the paper.
Tanner discovered his flag in ashes on his patio after he awakened Wednesday early morning. He inspected his security cam video and found a male had actually approached his home around 2 a.m., attempted to untie the flag, then took out a lighter to burn the flag when it wouldnt come off. If it had actually spread out, #peeee
Tanner informed regional media outlets the fire might have damanged his house and those of his next-door neighbors.
“These homes are 115-120 years of ages,” Tanner informed WRIC . “They increase genuine fast. Theyre tinderboxes.”
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It was not instantly clear whether Rosas would deal with added fees. Burning a flag with malice is a misdemeanor offense in Virginia.
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It was likewise unclear exactly what Rosas’ intention was for setting the flag alight.
“I do not believe this had to do with burning an American flag. I believe this has to do with, well, I cannot get this unhooked so I’m simply going to capture it on fire,” Tanner informed WTVR .