Two pride flags stolen in Santa Barbara County, with video of one being burned posted on social media
Sheriff's deputies say they found the men responsible: hate crime charges being recommended.
Deputies say they’ve solved a shocking hate crime on the Central Coast.
Two LGBTQ+ flags were stolen, and one of them was burned.
Last week, a pride flag was stolen from Los Olivos. As deputies began investigating the incident, they learned there was an online video of someone burning a pride flag.
Deputies say they tracked down two young men who admitted stealing, and burning the flag which was seen on social media, as well as taking a second flag from the Ballard area.
The Sheriff’s Office is recommending that prosecutors seek hate crime, and petty theft charges against the two men. Their names haven’t been released.