Fishers couple invites people to plant pride flags in yard after recent thefts

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — A Fishers couple is taking action after their LGBTQ pride flag was stolen from their home twice in three weeks.

Samantha and Stephanie Seeger said they reported the theft to police the first time their flag was stolen. They also decided to buy a video surveillance doorbell.

Early Thursday morning the flag was stolen again.

Video surveillance shows a man walking up to their front porch around 4:30 a.m., taking the flag and running back to a car that was parked along the street.

The Seegers said the culprits can take their flag, but not their pride. But now, the couple has big plans for their front yard this weekend.

“So we said on Saturday if people want to drive by and plant a pride flag of whatever size in our front yard, we want to cover the whole yard with pride flags and not leave them up permanently, but make a statement that if you’re going to try and steal this it’s going to take a lot more than just taking a flag off a pole,” said Stephanie Seeger?

She says they also have a plan to paint a pride flag on their garage door and on their mailbox. She says they have had more positive feedback from neighbors than negative since putting up the flag.

Below is the surveillance video of the overnight theft. App users can go online to view the video.