Homeless Captain America arrested for trying to steal a Pride flag for the second time
A currently homeless man wrapped in an American flag has been arrested for attempting to steal a Pride flag for the second time.
38-year-old Jason Jocque, dubbed by locals as “Captain America” for regularly wearing American flag wrapped around his shoulders, allegedly walked down the street when he saw the LGBT flag over the Standard bar. He then jumped on a dining table and ripped down the flag.
The bar owner, Chris Blauvelt said that it was the second time he caught Jocque in act.
After Blauvelt confronted the Captain America, the man swung the flagpole with the flag still attached to it at him and ran off. The bar owner chased him until the police arrived.
Jocque, who has a history of arrest, including alcohol, drugs, and human trafficking, was arrested and faces charges of aggravated assault, property damage and criminal mischief.