This is a story about a likely ‘new American,’ of course not on the scale of the horrific story yesterday just a few miles away in Washington, DC where an Ethiopian former refugee knifed a young woman to death for no apparent reason.
But, it is worth mentioning.
Thanks to reader Cathy for sending me the press statement from the Fairfax County, Virginia police.
DETECTIVES SEEKING ADDITIONAL VICTIMS IN U.S. FLAG DESTRUCTION CASES
Mason Police District – Detectives from our Criminal Investigations Section are seeking potential additional victims after U.S. flags were destroyed in several neighborhoods in Annandale. Maria Arif, 39, of Annandale, was arrested on Aug. 26, as part of the ongoing investigation. Arif was charged with larceny, two counts of destruction of property and two counts of mutilating a U.S. flag. Arif was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where she posted bond.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims in this case.
Another news account (WMAL) quotes a police spokesman. The neighborhood was watching!
“The victims started contacting the police after a large number of flags over the course of a few days were being vandalized in the neighborhood,” Fairfax County police spokesman Trevor Steranko said. “The neighborhood had come together and pretty much identified her and when police were in the neighborhood, the community was able to point her out.”
Is Arif a Leftwinger driven to insanity by Trump derangement syndrome, or just one more genuinely insane person roaming American streets?