Mannequin dressed as cop with pig mask found hanging from Florida overpass in "mock lynching"

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Jun 21st, 2020 12:27 pm

A mannequin dressed in a police uniform and pig mask was found hanging from an overpass in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday morning, in what officials are calling a "mock lynching."

Officers responded to a report of a potential suicide by hanging and found the mannequin, which was dressed in an NYPD uniform.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams called the incident "extremely disturbing" in a statement released Saturday:

The mayor of Jacksonville also released a statement, saying, "I won't tolerate actions like this so blatantly meant to intimidate our police nor will I stand for it against any citizen."

Detectives are currently processing the crime scene and mannequin for DNA to identify persons of interest.


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