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Police in Orange, Texas, are finalizing an arrest warrant for a man accused of dragging an American flag behind his car on the Fourth of July — and then allegedly punching and breaking the jaw of another driver who attempted to save the flag, KFDM-TV reported.

Brandon Scott wrote about the incident on Facebook, KBMT-TV reported, saying he initially thought the car was dragging a sign by mistake. When Scott saw the driver pull into a Home Depot, he indicated he waved down the driver and told him he was dragging something behind the car — and then the driver punched him in the jaw, the station added.

“As he drives approaching me, I get out and wave him down, ‘Hey man, you’re dragging something behind you,'” Scott wrote on Facebook, according to KOGT-TV. “As I approach the back of his car to help him remove, I see it’s an American flag. I’m squatting down and turn to let him know, and that’s where he cheap shots me in the jaw and drives off. A good citizen follows and gets the license plate. All of this while my son is in the car.”

“The man in red was assaulted at Home Depot in Orange because he went to pick up a flag that was dragging behind a vehicle thinking that the owner didn’t know his flag had fallen,” Marshall Babcock told KBMT in an email. “The owner of the vehicle hit the man in the face, started rambling about slavery, and then just drove off.”

Scott told KMBT he suffered multiple jaw fractures that required surgery, and that he’ll need his jaw wired shut for a month.

KFDM said Scott was released from the hospital Friday. Scott’s Facebook post regarding the incident apparently has been taken down.

Capt. Robert Enmon with the Orange Police Department told KFDM that authorities are looking at an “aggravated assault” charge given the victim’s injuries — as well as a U.S. flag desecration charge under Texas law, which is a misdemeanor.

Enmon added to KOGT that police have surveillance video from the Home Depot, and that Investigators were in a Beaumont hospital Friday morning to interview the victim. He also told KFDM that social media comments about the incident became racial in nature.

Enmon told KOGT that the 46-year-old suspect, who lives in Houston, called police and told them he was protecting his property.

The alleged culprit also claimed on Scott’s Facebook page that Scott blocked his car and then tried to take the flag, KOGT added. The alleged suspect said he feared for his life, the station said.


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  1. Proud patriot

    July 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    I would be in jail. Cause if if would of came at me he would of got a bullet to the chest

  2. Josey

    July 8, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    This dufuss is going to really regret doing this! It’s Texas not Kalifronication..

    • JAIME.

      July 8, 2019 at 10:05 pm


  3. Grace Joy

    July 8, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Another one for prison. Great job getting the license plate.

  4. Paula Blissett

    July 8, 2019 at 11:54 pm


  5. Blkojo

    July 8, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    No description of the perp. Hmmmm.

  6. LST

    July 9, 2019 at 12:18 am

    No doubt the driver is a spear chucker.

  7. Trump 2020

    July 9, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Slavery is still practiced all around the World, only not in the USA.
    Whites outlawed slavery first in England and then in the USA.
    Slavery and ransom is still practiced everyday in Africa.
    For 750 during the Dark Ages just before the Atlantic slave trade, black African Kings ruled the old known World and sold “Slavs” into slavery. The Moorish black Corsair pirates captured white Slavs and sold them to Arabs that made Unix of the men by cutting off the testicles and made a whore, domestics or killed the white women.
    Melania Trump is a Slavonian!
    I am a Slavonian!
    Go to Amazon and search “White Slavery”.
    There are dozens of book on the subject.
    Learn it and stop your “self loathing liberal white male SJW, Christian, guilt!”
    It was the Catholic Churches “Crusaders “ that liberated the white man from white slavery.

  8. Joe

    July 9, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Time to start carrying a weapon

  9. Taterr

    July 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Ahh folks in jail will take care of this PRIK.

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