Two men visiting East Tennessee from Ireland are accused of stealing an American flag.
According to court records, around 3 am Wednesday morning, a cab driver saw John Kerrigan and James Mulroy, both of Dublin, cut down the flag in front of the TVA building in downtown Knoxville.
TVA and Knoxville police officers were able to track the men down to a hotel room at the Crown Plaza. They found the flag on the floor between the two beds.
The two men are charged with theft ($500 or less) and vandalism ($500 or less).