Well this is the most un-American crime we've seen in a while . . .
Some idiot in Ephrata, Washington set fire to an American flag blanket over Memorial Day weekend.
It happened on Sunday, and the act of burning a flag ISN'T actually a crime. It's protected under Free Speech. But the fire SPREAD, and he accidentally started a WILDFIRE that burned about five acres.
Luckily firefighters put it out before it hit any houses, and no one was hurt.
It's still not clear if it was a political statement or what. But if he just HAPPENED to be burning an American flag blanket around Memorial Day, that's a pretty big coincidence.
There's no word yet on what charges he might be facing.
(NBC News / Newsweek)