Man steals American flag from home

Valrico, Florida -- Hillsborough Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help identifying a man who stole an American flag from a Valrico home.

Detectives say on May 16, the man was seen on surveillance video around 12 a.m. driving past the home in the 1800 block of Citrus Orchard Way in a silver SUV and then approaching the home. The man then removed an American flag that was on the wall.

The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build and short brown hair with a receding hairline. He was last seen wearing a gray tank top, tan shorts and dark color tennis shoes. He also has a tattoo on his right upper arm.

Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).


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