Utah Halloween display had Romney lynching Obama

Monday , October 29, 2012 - 4:57 PM

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ORANGEVILLE — A disabled man used an effigy of President Barack Obama in a Halloween display that earned a visit from the U.S. Secret Service.

TheEmery County man had a dummy of Obama hanging from a rope held by another dummy of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

A Utah-based Secret Service agent, Michael Mantyla, confirms an agent visited the property Saturday in Orangeville, but the yard display had been dismantled at the mayor’s request.

Orangeville Mayor Patrick Jones says the paraplegic man’s parents ran a rope over a tree and set up the display. The parents quickly took down the whole thing.

Jones says they didn’t mean to open a racial divide in a town he calls inclusive.

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