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Dummy hanging from noose as part of Halloween display draws mixed reactions in Michigan neighborhood

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(WILX) From the moment it went up, one decoration in Jim Sible's Halloween display has caused quite a stir.

Hanging in front of his Lansing, Michigan home amid the expected orange lights and jack-o-lanterns is a figure with a noose around its neck.

It's a symbol stirring both surprised and confused reactions from those living nearby, including Tony Bibbs who is a pastor at the New Life Victory Center Church across the street from Sible's home.

"My initial reaction was disbelief," Bibbs said. "I couldn't believe that someone would actually do that in a day in which we live."

Sible attests he doesn't see the issue.

"I have friends all along the street and at the end of the block and they've all thought it was very cool," Sible said.

"It's not a black or white statue, it's a Halloween statue."

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