Iowa City, Iowa - A group of flag-burners learned the hard way that they aren't on the internet any more when a FedEx delivery man got out of his truck and extinguished their attempts to burn an American flag.
The unidentified driver is being hailed a hero for standing up to these punks who wanted to burn the American flag. Two of those involved have since been arrested for burning violations.
A group of protesters had gathered on Thursday around noon in front of the pedestrian mall to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and a number of other issues, according to KCRG. Bystanders began recording the gathering as the group attempted to torch a few American flags.
A FedEx employee then jumped in and began extinguishing the flames with a fire extinguisher. He saved the flags from being torched any further and told them if they don't like the flag then get out! The protesters said the act was done to fight fascism and one onlooker added that this was no way to build unity.
A group was out on the ped mall this afternoon burning flags in protest. FedEx driver jumped in to extinguish them. pic.twitter.com/ElW01BrIfu
— David Scrivner (@davidscrivner) January 26, 2017
Two people have been arrested following the incident, both were charged for open burning, a misdemeanor.
Police arrested 21-year-old Kelli Ebensberger of Iowa City and 23-year-old Paul Osgerby of Ames. According to the police report, officers say they saw Osgerby setting fire to a U.S. flag Ebensberger was holding. The pair did not have the proper permit from the fire department for a fire. Ebensberger and Osgerby are due in court February 23.
Twitter has since exploded with gratitude for the #FedExGuy
He's a silent guardian,
a watchful protector,
a FedEx Guy. pic.twitter.com/atOS9mAwBk
— Trent (@BarstoolTrent) January 26, 2017
@BarstoolTrent An American hero was born today #FedExGuy pic.twitter.com/iLHGPbURgv
— Tom (@tbetts27) January 26, 2017
Technically, FedEx man committed a felony robbery by forcibly taking the flag which didn't belong to him. Note how the cops arrested the flag burners and not FedEx man. It appears that these officers made the right decision, considering not a jury in the world would convict him. We went to check out what the anti-police crowd had to say about this; and indeed, the CopBlock group called for punishment against FedEx man. Surprisingly, none of the CopBlockers seemed to agree.
The number one comment with 1,135 likes:
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