A homeowner removed a Halloween display from the front yard of his north Minneapolis home at 52nd and James Avenue after a number of people complained.
The display showed a doll hanging from a tree. Underneath, another doll (with a white face no less) held a rope in the manner of a hangman.
A photo of the post (since deleted it appears) created quite a stir on the North Vent Facebook page, and eventually, Minneapolis City Council Member Blong Yang got involved:
In an interview with KARE 11, the homeowner, Tou Vue, said, "Lynching wasn't even on my mind when we put this up. It was the furthest thing from my mind."
"I didn't mean to offend anyone and I apologize," he said.