Whatever the motive, this skateboard-toting gentleman might find it tough to get away with allegedly stealing a piece of American flag art from a Bethesda front porch early Friday morning.
The homeowner on Oldchester Road happened to have a surveillance camera set up. Neighbor Diana Russell tweeted the video on Tuesday, asking anyone who recognizes the person to call police.
The alleged theft happened just before 3 a.m. on Friday.
In the 16-second surveillance clip, the man is seen walking up the porch steps directly toward what appears to be a flag painted on wood. As he takes it off the porch, he gives a quick glance at the home’s front door. After a few moments of struggling to take it down, he removes the piece and quickly descends the stairs.
It is apparently not the first incident of its type in the area recently. Similar thefts have been reported, we’re told.
Photos via @russresearcher