Police contacted Jason Clymer at the scene. Clymer admitted taking the flag and then putting it back when he realized someone called the cops.
Gulfport Beach saw multiple acts of vandalism in November.
Police say they have no suspects in the destruction of the American flag lights on Williams Pier.
Folks are back to fishing and promenading on Gulfport’s Williams Pier, which closed in July for its first major overhaul since opening in 1987.
More deterioration on the pier means the City of Gulfport now hopes the repairs will be done by mid November.