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Police seek crook stealing American flags from Overland Park homes

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Someone is going around Overland Park stealing American flags.

Several homes near West 92nd Street and Antioch Road have been hit.  A couple of times the flags have been taken right off the poles.

But, at Forrest Burgett's house, the thieves damaged the siding on his house he had just repaired.

"For the last 25 years, this has been a been one of the quietest neighborhoods we have ever been in.  It is a new world," Burgett said.

No arrests have been made, and police are investigating.

The penalty for stealing an American flag varies from Kansas to Missouri. On the Kansas side, it is a misdemeanor. In Missouri, it is a Class C felony, and if convicted, one could get seven years in prison.

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