Home video appears to show man steal a Pride flag in northwest Atlanta

A man allegedly stole a LGBTQ Pride flag hanging at a northwest Atlanta home Sunday, and neighbors say similar thefts have taken place in the neighborhood.   

Surveillance video appears to show a man walk up a driveway, take the flag down and leave with it. Homeowner Justin Bond called Atlanta police to report the incident, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

Bond then learned from his neighborhood's Facebook page that others may have also had their Pride flags taken. 

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Neighbor Wandie Bethune said the theft was likely deliberate because “at least three people posted that it happened to them," the television station reported. Bethune said she bought a Pride flag and will hang it to show her support.

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Despite the alleged vandalism, Bond told Channel 2 that the support and solidarity shown in the Facebook group conversations has been heartening. 

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Video shows a man calmly strolling up a driveway on Sunday morning and then pulling down a resident's Pride flag -- pole and all.

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