Unalaska's postmaster is pleading for return of an American flag that has disappeared from its pole outside the Unalaska post office.
"On Monday night, somebody stole it," said Postmaster Jamesa Marino-Tickle. "They cut the rope and they stole the flag."
The 4-by-10-foot flag was only hoisted last month, after its broken pole stood bare for more than a decade. Marino-Tickle said the post office worked with the city to repair it in time for Memorial Day.
"It was a sense of pride, having this flag up at long last after 15-plus years," she said. "Then it was a bit devastating to note that someone had just gone and helped themselves to it."
Marino-Tickle is asking the culprit to return the flag, no questions asked. She's also buying a new rope in hopes that it'll be returned and flown again.