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Dead pig wrapped in Mitt Romney T-shirt dumped at GOP office

Manhattan Beach police were looking Friday for the person or persons who wrapped a dead pig in a Mitt Romney T-shirt and dumped it at a local Republican Party campaign office.

The dead animal was found early Thursday morning at the GOP office in the 3900 block of Highland Avenue, the Manhattan Beach Police Department said.

Witness Andy Gaeta told KABC-TV that he thought the body was that of a dead human when he saw police approach it, but then realized it was a pig, most likely from a butcher shop, with barbed wire around its head.

Animal control officers first put the pig in a trash bin, then returned and removed the bin as evidence in an investigation of illegal dumping of an animal carcass, KABC-TV reported.

No other details were immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (310) 802-5140.

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