MIAMI — The Miami Herald is reporting that local police had to shut down the area surrounding an art festival after security dogs reacted negatively to a crate carrying a Hillary Clinton portrait.
The suspicious container was housing a punk-style rendering of failed female presidential candidate.
The picture of Clinton shows her with pink hair and a studded jacket.
The dogs reacted in such a way that sparked concern for police, who went through extra security measures to ensure public safety. Thus, delaying the opening of the festival.
Police inspected the crate and scanned the artwork, finding the Clinton art contained no threatening materials.
The painting, done by Orlando-based artist Scott Scheidly, had also been shipped a similar pop art-style portrait of President Trump – dubbed “Trump Pimp” – but the president’s painting had already been removed from the crate prior to the security check.
Both artworks were listed at $4,000 each and sold to a single collector.
Police and event organizers said that it was unclear what had sparked the security scare, with gallery owner Ken Hashimoto joking that he assumed it to be a “Republican bomb dog.”
— Scott Scheidly (@FLOUNDERart) December 9, 2017
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