Inmate adds pig image to Vermont police cruiser decals

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Posted: Feb 3, 2012 12:52 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Inmate, police cruiser, pig, Vermont, Vermont State Police, WBRZ

BURLINGTON, Vt. - A Vermont prison inmate who makes stationery and license plates has gotten the best of the state police by adding the image of a pig to the state decal on their cruisers.

One of the spots on the cow in the state crest has been changed to the shape of a pig, a derogatory term for police.

The 16-inch car door decals are made by prisoners in St. Albans.

Middlesex station commander Lt. Paul White tells The Burlington Free Press newspaper at least three of the altered decals are on cruisers at his barracks.

Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn says he learned of the altered decals Thursday and asked Corrections Commissioner Andrew Pallito to explain how it happened.

Flynn says about three dozen of the decals are on state vehicles. The state is going to remove them.

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