Vandals burn Pride flag in southeast Georgia

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Police in the southeast Georgia town of Lyons are investigating the burning of a gay Pride flag that was posted outside the home of a lesbian mother.

The homeowner, Jennifer Tuttle, tells WTOC that the May 4 incident has left her rattled.

“I don't know if they targeted me or if they wanted to send a message about gay people, but I had to take extra security risks with my home because I don't know why anyone would burn the flag. I won't put another one out because I don't know what they might do,” Tuttle told WTOC over the phone.

Tuttle's neighbor suspect the flag burning was an anti-gay hate crime.

“There was no reason for anybody to do any damage to it. She didn't bother anybody,” neighbor Rita Smith tells WSB.

Lyons Police Chief Wesley Walker tells WTOC that his investigators need the public's help to track down suspects in the case. He's also pledged additional patrols at Tuttle's home if she requests it.

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