Man in Long Beach, California, who allegedly lit American flags on fire under arrest

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A man in Long Beach, California, was arrested Thursday after footage appears to show him lighting residents’ American flags on fire.

The suspect moved from home to home with a lighter around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, according to FOX 11.

A series of reports came in later that morning of multiple burned flags along Iroquois Avenue and Hackett Avenue. 

A still from video footage shows a man allegedly setting an American flag on fire in Long Beach, Calif.

A still from video footage shows a man allegedly setting an American flag on fire in Long Beach, Calif.
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One burning flag fell on top of a resident’s parked BMW, which became engulfed in flames

Long Beach Police cars in 2013

Long Beach Police cars in 2013
(Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

The suspect reportedly targeted American and military flags but left others untouched. Police say over a dozen properties were vandalized.

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Ring doorbell footage from one household appears to capture the suspect struggle to ignite a flag in a resident’s driveway. 

The suspect was reportedly identified by locals using the footage, and police have made an arrest.

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The suspect’s identity has not released, and his motives are still unknown.

Police also have not yet announced what charges the suspect is facing.

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