Is somebody sending Bakersfield a clear message that says this is Trump territory?
A flag with President Donald Trump insignia has been planted on an island at Truxtun Lake. And nobody is sure where it came from.
City Water Resources Director Kris Budak said the department is aware of the flag and will be sending out someone to the island by boat soon to remove it.
"I'm not sure if we're going to get it to it (Tuesday), but it will be removed shortly," she said.
Budak said according to city rules, flags and signs are not permitted on the island.
It’s still unclear who planted the flag and when the event occurred. Bakersfield Police Department Public Information Officer Nathan McCauley said there is usually only a penalty if there is significant damage done to a property due to the installation of a flag or a sign.
"If that's not the case, then it's not really considered a crime," he said.