Hanging Obama doll angers North Carolina, Hampton Roads residents

Posted at 10:10 PM, Nov 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-03 22:11:19-04

A photo is outraging people in North Carolina and parts of Hampton Roads.

It depicts a life-size doll that resembles President Obama hanging from a noose. We’ve been getting emails about it from some of our viewers, after reports surfaced online that the doll was hanging at or near a Shell gas station in Gloucester or Virginia Beach, but we’ve learned from Shell the doll may have actually been near one of their stations in Raleigh, North Carolina.

We took action and contacted Shell. This was their response:

“This is the action of one individual who is not affiliated with Shell or any of our wholesalers or dealers. Shell does not condone actions or displays of this nature nor has any Shell station or wholesaler authorized, condoned, or supported this display at their Shell branded location.”

Shell says it has notified law enforcement about the photo.