Two people have been arrested in connection with the Obama figure hanged in effigy on the University of Kentucky campus, the Kentucky Kernel reports. Joe Fischer, a current student and former football walk-on, and Hunter Bush, a Lexington resident, were charged Thursday with second-degree burglary, second-degree disorderly conduct, and theft by unlawful taking.
Police say the pair broke into a fraternity house to steal the items used to make the display.
According to the police, the two said they made the effigy after seeing a news reports of a life-size representation of Gov. Sarah Palin hanging from the front of a West Hollywood, Calif., house. Bush and Fischer told police they regretted their actions, officials said.