Dead pig wearing Romney shirt left outside California GOP office

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, November 9, 2012 13:37 EDT
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A police officer disposes of a dead pig wearing a Romney/Ryan tshirt, left outside of a Republican campaign office in the Los Angeles area. Screenshot via ABC 7 in Los Angeles.
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A dead pig with barbed wire around its head and a Romney/Ryan 2012 tshirt on its torso was found outside a Republican campaign office in Manhattan Beach, California on Thursday.

The Los Angeles-area office was otherwise undamaged and whoever dumped the animal’s remains didn’t leave much of an explanation.

“I thought it was a dead body because of the way he approached it,” a passer-by told KABC 7 in Los Angeles. “And then we he lifted the shirt, he saw the head wrapped in barbed wire and it’s cut in half, the whole skull was. It looked like something from a butcher’s market.”

Animal control said it is investigating the incident as an improper dumping of an animal carcass. The Republican office was reportedly empty all day on Thursday.

This video is from KABC 7 in Los Angeles, broadcast Thursday, November 8, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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