PARKER, Colo. — Sometime late Thursday night, something evil passed over a house in Parker clouding it in mystery.
“This morning we woke up and the Chargers flag was gone.”
The question: who targeted it? A question easily answered by an empty metal hole on the home, and inside, Shane Harris, the only man in the whole neighborhood who cares.
“At first I thought it was a joke, but then all my friends say they didn’t take it so I didn’t know if I should be mad or wait until Monday to get it back,” Harris said.
The Harris home is truly a home divided.
“There’s been times when we’ve had to go on drives after the game just to cool off,” said Harris.
“I’m a huge fan. I told everyone I knew I would never marry someone besides a Broncos fan,” his wife Lauren said.
She’s a Denver native, and a huge fan of the blue and orange. He’s the love of her life every day except for a few times a year.
“Twice a year every year we play these Chargers and it’s not very fun,” she said.
A California native, Shane has never been more of a bolo tie-wearing Chargers fan than he is now.
“I wore it at work all day and people wanted to wrestle me to the ground, but I’m down with that,” Harris joked.
The two met seven years ago, and they have a child, which can be complicated.
It’s all in fun, but Friday night the wife wins. The baby will wear orange.
Outside her Broncos flag still hangs which makes us wonder did she have any involvement in that other flag’s disappearance?
“Honestly I didn’t,” Lauren claims.
She denies it.
But she’s not worried, in Broncos country justice is blind and when it comes to missing Chargers flags, so are we.