MANHATTAN BEACH - A dead pig dressed in a Mitt Romney T-shirt was dumped at a Republican Party office in Manhattan Beach sometime Thursday.

The pig was found in the 3900 block of Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach police told the Los Angeles Times.

Manhattan Beach police Lt. Christian Eichenlaub confirmed the carcass was recovered near a Republican office in the city, but did not offer any specifics and referred questions to detectives who were not immediately available.

The pig was wrapped in barbed wire, witnesses told ABC7. One man said the pig looked like something from a meat market.

Police are investigating the incident as a case of illegal dumping of an animal carcass, ABC7 reported.

City animal control officers removed a trash bin into which police had dumped the pig, which would be retained as evidence, according to the station.


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