American flag pulled down, burned at Tucson business

Published: Nov. 7, 2017 at 5:36 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 11:20 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A search is happening now for whoever pulled down and burned an American flag at a business in midtown.

It happened at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi, at 3434 E. Speedway Boulevard around 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3.

Workers tell Tucson News Now that the vandal used their own tools, cranked the flag down, put it on the ground, then used some sort of gasoline before lighting it on fire.

"It's a slap in the face it really is," said dealership manager, Paul Quist. The massive 25 x 40 foot flag is usually waving outside his window at work.

"I take a lot of pictures of it," said Quist. "I share at lot of pictures of it. It's pride, it's the American flag."

The flag is one of the biggest in Tucson. "You can see if coming from the interstate, from the U of A," he said.

Looking over pictures of the flag he can't help but feel upset.

"It's just wrong. It's just wrong," Quist said.

No one has been arrested yet. But Quist hopes someone will come forward soon.

"The flag is huge. For them to take the time to do it…somebody knows something!"

Mangers at the dealership bought a new flag. They plan to raise it at 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 11.

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME

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