World Trade Center flag stolen from Huntington Station home
HUNTINGTON STATION - A flag that flew over the World Trade Center site was stolen from the family of a firefighter killed in the 9/11 attacks.
The flag was stolen from the front of Melissa Brengel's home in Huntington Station. Her brother, Jonathan Ielpi, was killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. He was 29 when he died.
The September 11th Families Association presented the flag to Brengel as a way to honor her brother's memory. Brengel says when her husband woke up this morning, it was gone.
Brengel says she hopes that someone brings the flag back. "It hurts me...that someone would come here and do something like that," she says.
Johnathan L. Ielpi Firefighter’s Park in Great Neck was named in honor of the fallen firefighter.