Woman heartbroken after Pride Flag stolen from front yard in Livonia

Posted at 9:42 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 09:42:12-04

LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Livonia woman is heartbroken after her Pride Flag was swiped from her front yard in the middle of the night, along with a sign.

Marie Foggia put the Pride Flag up outside of her house because she's heard so much about high suicide rates within the LGBTQ and trans community, so she wanted to show a message of love and support.

She looked at her doorbell camera video and saw that her Pride Flag wa sno longer there outside the home near Middlebelt and 5 Mile. It was around 2 a.m. last Friday when someone pulled it off the poll, got into a car and took off.

"I instantly felt incredibly angry," Foggia said.

The person who stole the flag also took a sign that reads, "Hate has no home here."

Foggia said she had the flag since June and said she's gotten a lot of positive feedback from the community. She wants to have the same flag hanging outside her home again.

"We're going to have to purchase another one," she tells 7s. "We put it right back up to show that we're not going to stop putting this up because it means something to us and the community around us."

Foggia did file a police report and says investigators were very helpful. She's not sure why someone would steal the flag, but no matter what, she wants the person who took it to think about how hurtful their actions have been.