Elderly woman, neighbor make plea for return of stolen Indians flag

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — An Old Brooklyn woman has had a Cleveland Indians flag tucked away for more than 20 years.

It was given to her by a late friend and had sentimental value.

So when the Tribe was on a roll this past season, Sharon Boggess decided to hang up the flag outside her home to show her appreciation for all the team’s hard work.

“This is the first time I’ve put that flag out,” said Boggess, who has been a Tribe fan for years.

It wasn’t there for long.

“She wakes up one morning,” said her neighbor, Maria Rivera, “and she said ‘Maria, did you notice?'”

Rivera said someone swiped the flag and the flag pole right off of Sharon’s home this past week in the 4300 block of West 50th Street.

Rivera says whoever took the flag is asked to return it, no questions asked — they can even keep the flag pole.

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