Date: August 6, 2009
Byline: Charles Oliver
Cutting Down a Canadian Flag
Walter Fallica was charged with criminal mischief and resisting an officer without violence after he cut down a Canadian flag outside the Brookridge (Fla.) Country Club. Fallica says he was upset they were flying the Canadian flag the same height as the American flag. Fallica, who claims to be a disabled vet, was apparently unaware that the U.S. Flag Code requires that when the flags of other nations are displayed along with the U.S. flag they are to be flown on separate flag poles at the same height. He apparently wasn’t too impressed when he found out that the club was neither violating the law nor flag etiquette. “Georgia’s looking a lot better. You all have some strange laws around here,” he told a local newspaper.
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