WATCH: Man burns pride flag at Omaha home; authorities investigating
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a pride flag was burned at a home in northwest Omaha.
On Friday around 2 a.m., a man was seen in security video lighting the flag on fire at the home near 144th and Fort Streets.
The sheriff’s office said the man applied accelerant to the flag. He left the area on foot.
The man may have burns on his hands, according to the sheriff’s office.
This came less than two months after another pride flag was stolen at the same home.
The sheriff’s office said the penalty for committing a hate crime would be enhanced from the original punishment for arson.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 402-444-6000.