Vandals throw brick into Hopewell home flying Confederate flag

Vandals throw brick into Hopewell home flying Confederate flag

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Hopewell Police are investigating, after vandals threw a brick through the window of a home that was flying the Confederate flag.

It happened in the 1200 block of West Broadway, near Weston Circle. The family woke up to the frightening event around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The brick knocked out most of the window, sending glass flying out all over the floor.

Joseph Quick is not happy.

"Its ridiculous. Violence isn't everything," Quick said

Here is the reason why, just take a look at these photos of his living room window after it was smashed with a brick. He says his entire family was startled out of their sleep when that brick shattered the window. It nearly struck their pet lizard Stanley.

"We heard a crash, bang. Somebody walking down the street decided they did not like my Confederate flag," Quick said.

He says the flag, now ripped and torn by shards of glass, had been flying in that window for the last three weeks.

"It's my way of supporting my southern heritage," Quick said.

Shannon Taylor lives next door to the Quicks. She and her family were surprised to hear about what happened. He's known to many in the community as a good person.

"Me and my husband had no problem with him having it there, and my husband is black himself. So we knew he was doing it just for the heritage of it and nothing to do with racism or anything," Taylor said.

We were there today while that window was being replaced. Joseph told us he has an idea of who the culprit might be.

"I think it might have been a couple of juveniles, because I had some comments made about the flag," Quick said.

He says he just wants whoever did this to admit it and apologize. He hopes to have his flag flying again soon.

"It's not going to stop the flag from flying again. It is going back up," Quick said.

Quick says it will cost about $700 to fix the window. He is holding onto hope that the person who did this will come forward.

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