Yep, that happened.
Interstate 70 was closed down briefly while a bomb squad investigated because sheriff’s deputies saw a suspicious device attached to the mannequin, said Sergeant Ronda Montgomery of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
No explosives were found on the mannequin, which was discovered on a bridge about 25 miles (40 km) east of Kansas City, Montgomery said. The mannequin was reported to the authorities around daybreak and it is unclear how long it had been hanging from the structure, she said.
As for suspects in the prank? There are none.
A rope was used to string up the mannequin but authorities were not releasing specific details, Montgomery said, adding that the incident was still under investigation.
“We are trying to put pieces of the puzzle together, but it’s early,” Montgomery said.
Investigators are also trying to determine if the effigy constituted a threat against the president. But we’re going to go out on a limb and say hanging a fully clothed mannequin donning Obama’s face is definitely sending a message.
And not a subtle one either.
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