A Patriotic American in Santee, California (where else?) has been told that he cannot display his American Flag, INSIDE his own home.
A Santee man said he was told he could not display the American flag inside his apartment window, but management will not tell him why.
Steve Roberts is a proud to be an American. His father served in the military for more than 25 years.
“The American flag, it means to me freedom,” Roberts told 10News.
A year ago, Roberts bought an American flag and hung it across his front window, inside his apartment at The Oaks in Santee.
He was careful not to violate the terms of his lease.
Roberts showed 10News a copy of his lease, which states, “No decorations, signs, or lettering may be exhibited or fixed outside of the resident’s apartment.” Robert’s flag is hanging inside of his apartment and can only be seen if he cracks open his blinds.
“I didn’t think I would have a problem. None of my neighbors have complained to me, and I asked the previous management for approval,” said Roberts.
It hadn’t been a problem until the new management company took over the complex where he lives. It looks like FDC Management has a problem with the display of the flag of the United States of America, as if they’re ashamed of our heritage – not to mention all the brave men and women who gave their life defending the Red, White and Blue.
Problems began in April when the management company for The Oaks changed hands.
“Apparently, the FDC management group doesn’t like me flying the American flag or displaying it. When I went to renew my lease in April, I was told by the lady in the leasing office that the district manager told them if I took down the flag they would renew my lease; until then I could only be month to month,” said Roberts.
The local ABC affiliate tried to get a statement from FDC, but they were too cowardly to open the door and give their side.
10News went to the leasing office to talk with management, but the door was locked and no one would answer. 10News then went to the onsite manager’s apartment, but again, no one would answer.10News learned that the management’s offices were closed on the day crews visited.