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Texas Store Sells American Flag With 61 Stars

Tim Childress holds the American flag with 61 stars he purchased at a Dallas store.

Tim Childress holds the American flag with 61 stars he purchased at a Dallas store.  (WFAA.com)

One Texas man couldn't believe what he saw on the American flag he purchased at a Dollar Tree store in Dallas: 11 extra stars emblazoned on Old Glory.

"You can kind of see the stars are all crooked, and if you count them, they're actually 61 stars," Tim Childress told WFAA.com.

Childress said he went back to the store where he bought the flag and sent an e-mail message to the marketing company in Virginia that made it hoping they might address the error.

"I kind of let them know that there are 50 states in the United States, and they need to correct this -- or at least get the Chinese supplier to correct this," Childress told the website.

The Dollar Tree's assistant store manager told WFAA.com that the flag is sold as a "patriotic banner" and not as an American flag.

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