Only in Florida.
Sigh.Halloween display seen as symbol of hate
It had the face of Frankenstein and the hands of a werewolf.
Outfitted in jeans and flannel shirt, the creature - stuffed with crumpled newspaper - hung by the neck on a homemade gallows outside a home in the Allendale neighborhood.
To its owner, "Bob" was a Halloween decoration. But to Omali Yeshítela, it was a racially charged symbol of hate.
On Tuesday, as police officers on the scene scrambled to contact the homeowner at work, Yeshítela and others from the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement tore the dummy down.
"There is no history of hanging ghouls in this country but there is a history of hanging African people," said Yeshítela, leader of the St. Petersburg-based group.