Village Cops Hunt Hitler Mustache Prankster

British police go house to house after pol complains
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2011 2:41 AM CDT
Village Cops Hunt Hitler Mustache Prankster
The Croatian prankster who defaced this election poster might not have gotten away with it in Pitcombe.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Police have descended on the tiny English village of Pitcombe in an effort to track down the prankster who drew a Hitler mustache on a poster of a local council member. Mike Beech reported the defaced poster to police, who have visited each one of the village's 20 houses in their fruitless search for the culprit, the Telegraph reports. Villagers say the investigation "is an outrageous waste of police and taxpayers’ money."

"Everyone I have spoken to thinks it is completely over the top. Even the constable who visited me told me he had better things to do," says a local carpenter. "If Mr. Beech is involved in politics, he should grow a thicker skin. It was simple lampooning and he needs to learn to laugh at himself.” (Read more Britain stories.)

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