WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Pride-flag thieves

From Anthony:

Someone pulled down our PRIDE flag hanging in front of our home around 6:15 am (and banged on our door and woke us) Tuesday morning, and this morning (Thursday), the same two perps struck our neighbor’s home as well as multiple other neighbors (based on our own and our neighbor’s RING video and because the young men were holding multiple PRIDE flags this morning). We live in Roxhill. I figured we should let our neighbor’s know, and I figured you might be a good place to start. I reported to the Seattle PD hate crime detective, although they have not gotten back to me.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Pride-flag thieves"

  • Bmc September 22, 2022 (10:39 pm)

    Well that’s disgusting and frightening… sorry that happened to you. 

  • HowAbout September 23, 2022 (6:35 am)

    Can we get a clip of the ring video? 

    • Julian September 23, 2022 (11:34 am)

      We do have videos that clearly show his face but he is 20 years old and we are still trying to decide on the appropriate way to approach this. 

  • Smoosh September 23, 2022 (7:20 am)

    Don’t worry everyone, they will stop there and not come for you next.  

  • MyThruppence September 23, 2022 (8:35 am)

    I don’t find it frightening or disgusting so much as a nuisance and a damn shame. I believe when/if we find out who they are, the culprits are likely to be juveniles simply making terrible decisions.

    • miws September 23, 2022 (9:43 am)

      Mythruppence,  it may be juveniles.  But, with the last several years of bigots feeling emboldened to act out with threats and actual violence against the LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and other marginalized communities, it may very well be an act of intimidation, rather than the old, tired, “kids just being kids…”. —Mike

    • Julian September 23, 2022 (11:30 am)

      I thought this as well, but since discovering his name and checking out his Facebook profile, I think differently. There is a disturbing meme on one of his background photos of someone affixing a silencer to a handgun and it reads “When youre shooting up a school and youre about to enter the library”. This could just be an unfunny “joke” but this is how tragedies start. Seems like a call for help to me. 

      • Concerned September 23, 2022 (5:40 pm)

        Julian, we are sorry this happened to you & your neighbors. We are glad you reported this to Police as a hate crime. We find it frightening anyone of any age trespassed, stole your Pride Flag & then boldly knocked to wake you & came back to commit same crime to your neighbors. Thank you spreading the word. 

    • WestSeattleBadTakes September 23, 2022 (1:42 pm)

      Here we have someone who has no idea what is going on this country, educate yourself.

  • MyThruppence September 23, 2022 (5:51 pm)

    WSB: Is there a SPD incident report number for this? Thank you.

  • Terremoto September 26, 2022 (5:11 pm)

    Vandals stole Pride flags in downtown Burien again this year.  It is possible this thief has also been active in a larger area.

    • Hoolie September 27, 2022 (8:27 am)

      When confronted by our neighbour, he did say he was from Burien. 

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