Colbert Report takes on Florida’s manatee mailbox massacre

By David Ferguson
Friday, April 6, 2012 9:12 EDT
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Manatee mailbox parts in the road
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The idyllic town of Cocoa, Florida may seem like a peaceful place, but lurking there between the palm fronds is a violent criminal. Someone is blowing up the manatee mailboxes of this otherwise pleasant, peaceful Florida town.

On Thursday’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert turned a penetrating investigative eye to this story on his new segment, “Colbert’s Very Wanted.” The team examined to case in Cocoa and, with the help of the SVU, “Sea-Cow Victims’ Unit,” began to piece together what looks like a larger, more disturbing trend of state-wide violence against these seemingly benign works of timeless yard art.

Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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