There used to be a Denver Broncos flag flying out in front of my house, not unlike the one pictured here. I say, "used to" because I came home from work last Thursday morning at about 7:30 am to find that the flag was not flying any more and the pole it was attached to was also missing.
I did a check of the front yard and surrounding area but my search did not turn my missing flag. I checked with the neighbors and nobody saw it or had seen one similar to mine no hanging on a house some where else in the neighborhood. Total loss counting the flag and pole was around $50, not enough to worry calling Layon PD over to investigate.
I was going to chalk it up to unruly teens or raiders fans, since they're all criminals anyway committing a crime like this wouldn't be a stretch.
To my surprise I came home Sunday evening after dinner at my parents to find a message on my home answering machine. It was a woman's voice with a man in the back ground coaching her a little. She stated she had my flag and was holding it ransom for a plate of cookies and that if I were to call her we could set up an exchange. There were a couple of problems with this, she didn't leave a name or number, I can't bake cookies and I want to murder who ever took it, which I assume is this woman and I also assume that she is a raiders fan and I don't like negotiating with terrorists.
I suppose until I get another phone call with some kind of contact information this mystery will remain unsolved and I will continue to hate the raiders, which I was going to do anyway.
6 months ago