LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. -- Pride month almost turned into intolerance weekend in Little Falls. A Danube Street homeowner on Sunday thought the wind tore up her LGBTQ pride flag, outside her home. But she looked closely and saw that it had been burned. Little Falls Police are investigating, and say it's too early to speculate about motive.
"It could just be somebody not knowing what it stood for that just felt the need to burn something or damage property," said Little Falls Police Chief, Ronald Petrie. "If it does turn out to be a bias related crime, we'll investigate it as such and charge it as such."
The ugly surprise was soon overshadowed by a beautiful one: a brand-new pride flag, left at the Danube Street home, with a bottle of flame-resistant spray. The homeowner is moved by this and other gestures of support, which she says have eclipsed the isolated display of hate.
Little Falls police ask anyone who might have seen the act of vandalism on Danube Street overnight Saturday into Sunday, to contact them at 315-823-1122.