Secret Service treating burned cat staked to Obama sign as possible threat

By David Edwards
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 16:40 EDT
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The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a possible threat to President Barack Obama’s life after a burned cat was discovered staked to a tree stump with an American flag next to an Obama-Biden political sign at a park in Minneapolis.

The StarTribune reported that the cat’s carcass was found by an employee of Longfellow Park on Monday.

A federal official said that the American flag was staked through the cat’s throat. An iced tea and a cat food tin were also found on the stump.

The Minnesota Federated Humane Societies on Tuesday offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the cat’s death.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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