Mannequin dressed in KKK clothing spotted on top of Wallingford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Mannequin dressed in KKK clothing spotted on top of Wallingford building

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This photo was shared hundreds of times over the weekend (Michael Cuomo) This photo was shared hundreds of times over the weekend (Michael Cuomo)
WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Over the weekend, a mannequin dressed in Ku Klux Klan clothing doing a Nazi salute was spotted on top of a building in Wallingford.

Many people across town are very upset, especially given the fact that the town has a history of racial tensions.

The mannequin was placed in plain sight of drivers and others pumping gas across the street.

"It's offensive to a lot of people out there,” said William Schaffer, of Wallingford.

A picture was shared hundreds of times on social media showing the mannequin, placed on top of an abandoned building on Route 5 in Wallingford.

The mannequin was spotted early Saturday morning.

Police were quick to go to the area and remove it, but not before a number of people snapped a photo.

"It was just surprising to me how stupid you would want to be with putting that type of stuff up,” Schaffer said.

This isn’t the first time there has been racial tensions in Wallingford.

The town was the last in the state to close the government on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and had two visits by white supremacist leader Matthew Hale in 2001.

Now the hope is this new incident doesn’t bring back the issues of the past.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should contact police.

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