By Robert Gehr
Update November 13, 2016: Jarred Jefferson, 22, has been charged with felony vandalism for destroying or damaging 13 flags, as well as two counts of obstructing an officer, NBC 7 News reports. Poles were broken and some flags thrown in the street, where vehicles ran over them. The flags had been put up by a local Boy Scout troop.
November 12, 2016 (El Cajon) — El Cajon Police arrested a young man yesterday morning who was reported to be damaging American flags displayed along Main Street in downtown El Cajon in recognition of Veteran’s Day.
Witnesses called El Cajon Police to report a man vandalizing American flags and it didn’t take very long for a Police officer to arrive, track down the perpetrator and make contact. The suspect did resist initial attempts by the first officer on scene attempting to arrest him, but was eventually taken into custody after another officer responded and aided in controlling the uncooperative man.