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Obama effigy in IE draws Secret Service visit

An effigy of President Barack Obama in Moreno Valley is shown in this photo provided by the Press-Enterprise. (Press-Enterprise)

October 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Moreno Valley man got a visit from the Secret Service because of a Halloween decoration portraying President Barack Obama hanging by a noose.

According to the Press-Enterprise, Eddie Million meant it as a harmless prank. But the Secret Service said it could be seen as a threat against the president.

Million now admits the display was a bad idea, and he has since taken it down.

A similar effigy of Sarah Palin surfaced in West Hollywood just before the 2008 election. The homeowner took it down after protesters covered it up.