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Flags set out for Memorial Day stolen from Shreveport neighborhood

Glenn Allen says about 80 of the 250 flags he put out in his Shreve Island neighborhood for Memorial Day have gone missing. (Source: KSLA News 12) Glenn Allen says about 80 of the 250 flags he put out in his Shreve Island neighborhood for Memorial Day have gone missing. (Source: KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport man says dozens of American flags his family placed along Reily Lane in Shreveport ahead of Memorial Day weekend have gone missing. 

"I came out this morning and looked down the street and there were no flags down the entire Reily lane," said Glenn Allen.

Glenn Allen said his wife and nephew put out 250 American flags Wednesday morning.

On Friday, he discovered about 80 of the flags missing.

Allen spent about $290 on the flags because they wanted to decorate the neighborhood in honor those who have sacrificed their lives for the country. 

"We wanted to do something for our neighborhood to celebrate our veterans."

Donna Powell, who lives a few houses down from the Allens, said her husband saw a couple of kids taking the flags.

"[My husband] stopped the motorcycle and said he and hollered at them... [then] they took off running," said Powell.

Several neighbors and people who were just passing by wanted to know what happened to the flags. Along with Allen and Powell, they were not happy.

"I'm disgusted," said Allen. "We should be able to support our veterans and have a good Memorial Day without someone doing something like this."

Powell thinks it's just really sad.

"The whole street was just beautiful. She had taken time to decorate each yard in this entire neighborhood."

Allen says he filed a report with police, but it's not likely he'll be able to get more before Memorial Day.  

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