BELMONT, N.C. (WBTV) – A Belmont family spent their last day in their home Friday. They were evicted for hanging an American flag.
Back in September, Teresa Wright, who went by Greene a few months ago, told WBTV about a letter the Cato Mobile Home Park managers put on each resident’s door. That letter prohibited hanging any flag off one of the mobile homes, including the American flag.
Wright and her husband brought this to court in December, but lost.
Friday was their last day to move out.
“There’s a lot of things there. Memories we can’t get back. We lost all of them on account of the American flag,” said Chris Wright, Teresa’s husband.
Cato Mobile Home Park spokesmen declined to comment on the eviction, but in the past have stated this rule was meant to prevent controversy. An employee said a resident wanted to put up a flag with a silhouette of a naked woman several years ago.
After that controversy, the park’s management team received several other requests to put up flags, causing them to enforce the rule that prohibits all flags.
Wright and her family will live with her mother until they find another home.