Some neighbors upset by political Halloween set up in Bethel Park

BETHEL PARK, Pa. — A spooky display showing a skeleton using a bloody axe to chop the head off another skeleton wearing a Biden and Harris 2020 T-shirt is part of a Halloween set-up that had neighbors contacting Channel 11 News.

“This year he came up with that. If you don’t like it, just don’t look at it,” one neighbor said, who did not want to share her identity. She said this is nothing more than a family getting in the Halloween spirit.

“Once again freedom of speech, freedom of expression. So he can do whatever he wants. Pretty much. He’s not harming anybody. Physically, mentally, however you want to take it, that’s your issue,” she said.

Viewers reached out to Channel 11 News saying they understand the aspect of free speech here, but children walking by shouldn’t have to see a public execution on display.

Other neighbors – too afraid to go on camera – tell us they voted for President Biden and they called the display unacceptable and obnoxious.

“She’s right. Happy Halloween,” one neighbor said.

This neighbor told us he was dog-sitting and his son-in-law puts up Halloween decorations like this every year.

“Man I never thought I would be confronted with something like this,” he said.

“I hope that elementary-school kids don’t know what that means so hopefully the parents are smart enough to just explain it’s a Halloween decoration and avoid all political sides of it,” a neighbor said.

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