EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSStuffed Bear Vandalized Outside WV Attorney General's Office
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 12, 2013 8:39 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 13, 2013 9:52 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
West Virginia Capitol police are investigating the vandalism of a stuffed bear that sits outside the Attorney General's Office.
Attorney general spokeswoman Beth Ryan told the Charleston Daily Mail that someone cut off part of the bear's left paw.
Ryan said a receptionist noticed the damage last Tuesday and filed a report with Capitol police.
She said there aren't any security cameras monitoring the hallway outside the office.
State law prohibits possessing a bear or bear parts unless the animal was killed during hunting season and registered with the Division of Natural Resources.
DNR training officer Lt. Tim Coleman says there's no expiration date on possession of bear parts, so the law would apply to a bear that's been stuffed.
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