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Bogota Man, 21, Charged With Chopping Residents' American Flags

INSET: Christian Stephen Cartwright / PHOTO: Courtesy MaryJane Clarke
INSET: Christian Stephen Cartwright / PHOTO: Courtesy MaryJane Clarke Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BOGOTA PD / Flag right: Danny Kilma, Flag left: MaryJane Clarke
Another casualty.
Another casualty. Photo Credit: COURTESY Danny Klima
One of the Bogota casualties.
One of the Bogota casualties. Photo Credit: COURTESY: MaryJane Clarke

BOGOTA, N.J. -- A 21-year-old Bogota man went around town cutting American flags and holiday decorations, said police who arrested him overnight Tuesday with help from citizens.

Christian Stephen Cartwright was wearing a hood during the scissored spree but was captured on video -- and then spotted by patrol officers who took him into custody in the middle of the night, Capt. James Sepp told Daily Voice.

The 6-foot, 160-pound Cartwright was released without bail pending a court hearing.

Several residents not only reported their American and decorative flags cut; they also recorded video that police said was useful in their investigation.

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