Obama effigy

Disturbing news from the Deep South, this time drawing the attention of the United States Secret Service.

From WALB in Plains, GA:

A doll found hanging off a Main Street building in Plains is causing controversy.

Controversial enough to get the United States Secret Service involved.

Witnesses say it was an image of President Barack Obama with a rope around his neck, and the display was found hanging in one of the city’s most recognizable sites dedicated to former President Jimmy Carter.

A few people were able to snap pictures of the black doll before it was taken down.

The Chicago Sun-Times ties the image more closely to President Obama:

Television shows the doll hanging in front of a sign that says "Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President." A witness said the doll had a sign with Obama’s name on it. 

The Secret Service is handling the situation, and will not have a comment until next week, WALB reports.