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Obama dummy found hanging from I-70 bridge disrupts KC traffic

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GRAIN VALLEY, MO (WDAF) — Crews are investigating after a dummy bearing a President Obama face mask was found hanging from the Lefholz Bridge over I-70 near Grain Valley, Mo. The bridge is located between Oak Grove and Grain Valley.

Police received the report around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

FOX 4 in Kansas City reports that  crews, using a robot, removed the dummy and took it into a nearby field where it was x-rayed for possible explosives.

“The item that we had, we thought possibly could have been explosive, so we went ahead and shut down I-70 is both directions to ensure that if it was explosive there was nothing that was going to cause a hazard to any passersby, and once we removed that from the scene we opened up I-70 almost immediately,” Sgt. Ronda Montgomery said.

Authorities are now working to determine if the dummy was a legitimate threat against the president.

By Sarah J. Clark and Kerri Stowell

13 comments

  • TheREALByeByeToTheRite

    Looks like some right-wing dummy put this Obama dummy over the highway.

    I guess it just fit like a glove: A dummy put up by a dummy! It was probably all the poor radical right-wing loser could do, with such limited intellect and all.

  • Gary Foster

    I agree with the first comment but they left out one dummy. It should have read “A dummy puts up a dummy of another dummy” now that thats straightened out I still want to know “whos on first”

  • TherealByebyetotherite

    The SMART thing to do is VOTE NO NO NO NO NO on ANY ballot issue on the ballot this fall (NO to higher sales taxes, NO to the phony gun law, NO to the phony animal abuse farm law, NO NO NO)

    If the state needs more money for roads, he can pay for it out of his huge income tax cut he’ll be getting.

  • Becky

    Impeach Him. It is real obvious we are done with his criminal activity. Not in the American history have I ever heard of this before. WOW. I think we are finally really pissed off. GOOD WE NEED TO BE PISSED.

  • Henry

    So then, after using a robot and an x-ray machine, it was determined that the effigy posed significantly less danger to the well-being of the citizenry than did the person it represented.

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