Woman uses dead raccoon to send grisly 'anti-drug' message - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Woman uses dead raccoon to send grisly 'anti-drug' message

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • School condemned, some Meridian students will attend class in modular buildings

    School condemned, some Meridian students will attend class in modular buildings

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:13:27 GMT
    Less than three weeks from the first day of school, the Meridian High School parking lot looks more like a construction site. Crews are working to set up five mobile offices before the start of the school year.Meridian Elementary School students will start the new school year, and spend the next two years in modular classrooms.Meridian Elementary School was condemned after cleaning crews discovered toxic mold last summer.That created a space crunch for the Meridian School District. All studen...
    Less than three weeks from the first day of school, the Meridian High School parking lot looks more like a construction site. Crews are working to set up five mobile offices before the start of the school year.Meridian Elementary School students will start the new school year, and spend the next two years in modular classrooms.Meridian Elementary School was condemned after cleaning crews discovered toxic mold last summer.That created a space crunch for the Meridian School District. All studen...
  • McCarver to join St. Louis Walk of Fame

    McCarver to join St. Louis Walk of Fame

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:19 GMT
    The St. Louis Walk of Fame already features 10 men who played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tim McCarver is about to make it No. 11.
    The St. Louis Walk of Fame already features 10 men who played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tim McCarver is about to make it No. 11.
  • Home burglarized while family flees from crime

    Home burglarized while family flees from crime

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:06:24 GMT
    A St. Louis family was simply trying to avoid crime. Instead, their actions made them crime victims.
    A St. Louis family was simply trying to avoid crime. Instead, their actions made them crime victims.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A woman in Northeast Portland put up a disturbing display in an effort to send a message to criminals.

She hung a sign on her fence near Northeast 60th and Simpson, along with a dead raccoon.

Kristi Skeie says her dog killed the raccoon Sunday morning, so she decided put it on display with a syringe in its mouth.

The misspelled sign reads, "This is a drug free cornor [sic]. Keep it up, and you'll be hanging from the fence, too."

Skeie says her neighborhood is plagued by drug dealers and drug users who vandalize property.

She recounted a recent situation: "Little children were walking down the street and I was trying to handle this situation there and the mother said to me, 'look on the ground.' There was a drug deal laying right there. And, you know what? Those little kids don't need to be around that."

Fox 12 received emails from several views upset about the grisly display.

Police said there's nothing apparently illegal about the raccoon and the accompanying sign, although it would have been a different matter if the woman had killed the raccoon instead of her dog.

VIDEO: Woman hangs dead raccoon for anti-drug message (Warning: Graphic video)

Copyright 2014 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.