U.S. Marine Says He Snapped When He Witnessed Westboro Protesters Disrespecting The American Flag (VIDEO)

Photo shows Westboro freaks dragging American Flag under their feet as they walk down the sidewalk during a protest

When Richard Pierce, a 64-year-old retired U.S. Marine and Vietnam veteran, heard that Westboro Baptist Church members planned to picket the funeral of Vice President Joe Biden’s son on Saturday, he decided to attend a “counter protest” to make sure there were no “problems.”

The veteran said he fully intended to “mind his own business,” but during the protest he witnessed something he just couldn’t ignore. 
Pierce’s anger swelled as he watched a female protester “walking across the highway, dragging our flag under her feet.” That’s when he “snapped.”

I lost my temper and the only way that I could demonstrate that is spill my coffee on them,” he recalled to the News Journal. But really, he threw his cup of coffee at two of the protesters.

"I don't care who you are, you're not gonna disrespect the flag" Pierce says

Video shows him getting arrested by police