SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Spokane man says he s upset because someone stole the American flag from his front yard.
Greg Carman started flying the flag upside-down as a silent protest two weeks ago.
The veteran calls it a sign of distress.
I had been flying the flag upside-down in protest of a lot of the political things, not just the presidential race. Many things have happened, and I have the right to do that under the First Amendment, Carman said.
Carman said he heard a knock on his door last night. The flag was missing, and a note was left in its place.
Carman says stealing the American flag was not the best solution to disagreements.
I hate to say it, but nobody came and knocked there to find out why we were distressed, he said. I think a better statement for them would've been to put it right back up and re-flown it correctly. That would ve been a better statement on their part, instead of being thieves.
Carman plans on buying a new flag, which he ll fly upside-down until the first of the year. If that one s taken, he ll buy another.