A Saint Louis business owner is worried for her safety after being threatened and harassed for supporting police.
A St. Louis business owner is afraid for her safety after she was threatened and harassed for hanging a pro-law enforcement flag at her business.
She recently received some threatening messages, including a sign posted on her window that read “Pig supporters not welcome. Flag goes down you go down.”
“It was big, it was for everyone to see,” Edler said. “Oh, its most definitely a threat.”
Edler said the threats began after she hung the American flag with a thin blue line outside of her shop to show her support for police officers.advertisement - story continues below
“People came by they would cuss at you harass you they would harass the customers,” Elder said.
Fox News reports:
Cherri Elder, the owner of Elder’s Antiques in St. Louis, said she wanted to show support for the police officers who patrol the area by displaying an American flag with a blue stripe in front of her shop.
She said people began expressing their disapproval of the flag on social media and in person. When the backlash became too “nasty,” she decided to take the flag down and assumed the controversy was over.advertisement - story continues below
Apparently it wasn’t, and she was surprised to find a note on her store’s window about a month later.
“Pig supporters not welcome. Flag goes down or you go down!” the message read.
She said she and her family have left the flag down after the unknown individual or individuals’ attempt to “scare us,” but they stand resolute in their support of law enforcement.advertisement - story continues below
Doocy asked if there are any plans to bring back the flag at Elder’s Antiques.
“I told my daughters we’re not going to change anything we do. If they want to put it up, put it up,” Elder said. “But just don’t put it up for spite or for any other reason than that we still support the police. That will not change.”
No word from police on any suspects or arrests.