October 4, 2007

This past Monday, veteran Jim Broussard became so enraged when he heard a news report of a business in Reno, Nevada flying a Mexican flag above an American flag, he drove there and cut down the Mexican flag and stole the American flag. When Broussard appeared on FOXNews with Neil Cavuto, who called him an American patriot, claimed it was his patriotism that moved him to break the law and steal an American flag that belonged to the owner who is a U.S. citizen.

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Note the manner in which Broussard wads up the American flag as he yells threats into the camera. Flying another flag above the American flag violates federal flag code - I'm not sure if it's legally punishable or enforced**, but the business owner says he was not aware of the law and was just happy the incident didn't become violent. Broussard may face charges for stealing the flag, you can watch local Reno coverage of the incident below.

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** Post corrected for accuracy

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