Tucson woman told to take down Marine Corps flag or be evicted

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TUCSON, Ariz. -- An Arizona woman says her apartment complex told her she'll be evicted if she doesn't take down the Marine Corps flag on her balcony.

Rachel Montalvo plans to join the Marines next year after she graduates from the University of Arizona.

She said the flag has been up since August, but this week a notice showed up on her door saying the flag violated her lease agreement.

"If we want to fly it on our porch because we're proud of it, we should be allowed to," Montalvo said. "I wish they would have come to me first instead of putting this notice on my door."

In a statement, the apartment managers of Campus Crossings at Star Pass said the rules are there for a reason, but they do make exceptions for flying flags on Veterans Day and Memorial Day.