Why would anyone steal the American flag and the POW flag from the flag pole on the Ventnor Fishing Pier?

Was it just kids being stupid or a drunken prank?

An American flag with sentimental value to a family in North Wildwood was stolen earlier this summer<?a> under similar circumstances and finally returned days later. Ventnor police are hoping that's what happens this time.

It's hard to believe that they could have been taken without anyone noticing at this time of the year.

Police have asked for anyone with knowledge of the missing flags to call them at 609-822-2101 or simply return the flags.

Here is the posting on the Ventnor City Facebook page concerning the missing flags...

Attention Residents & Guests: On Thursday, July 28th The American and POW flags were stolen from the Ventnor Fishing Pier.America is Our Home, Our Country, and Our Pride Acts such as this cannot and will not be tolerated. Anyone with any knowledge of this act is asked to call the Ventnor City Police at 609-822-2101 or simply return the flags. Thank you

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