Ames man charged with burning pride flag

Ames -- Police say a pride flag was taken from an Ames church and burned in the street... A man was arrested at a nearby bar.

"He was holding the flag in one hand and squirting it with lighter fluid," said Brooke Schlickte who was bartending nearby. She talked to WHO TV-13.

The United Church of Christ's pastor, Eileen Gebbie said the man "went out of his way" to go to the church, climb up and take the flag.

Police have charged 30-year-old Adolfo Martinez with harassment, reckless use of fire, and theft for the incident. He's bonded out of jail.


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