Flags 'Squirreled' Away in Ohio Neighborhood

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American flags have been disappearing from an Ohio neighborhood, but residents didn't want the thieves arrested. That's because the culprits are squirrels.
Residents on Taylor Street said their tiny flags began disappearing first. Soon, however, the full size versions came up missing.

"I noticed on the one neighbor's house that his flag was starting to wear," resident Samantha Richards said. "You get up closer and you could see it was being shredded. Get up the next day, it was totally gone."
The mysterious disappearances prompted neighbors to start doing a little detective work.
"Finally, (I) started watching the one squirrel go to her nest. You look up - you found the flag," Richards said.

"I couldn't believe my eyes," resident Arnold Barzak recalled. "I thought I was seeing things. But then I looked again and again and said, 'It's for real.'"

Cameras caught pictures of one of the suspected flag thieves. The furry culprit reportedly pleaded the fifth.

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