A Weirton resource officer’s Halloween decorations have caused a stir on social media.
Social media users are accusing Sam Krzys of displaying a decoration they perceive as racist.
The decoration in question is an alien seen hanging from a tree. The Weirton Police Department responded Monday, saying that after an investigation into the matter, they concluded that the incident was spun into a situation of intended racism, which is not the case.
While the department reiterated it takes claims of racism seriously, they say in this case the decoration was cropped out to show it individually, and not as a part of the entire Halloween display.
Krzys has put up the same decoration and display for 15 years and works with various haunted houses to assist them with decorating for the holiday. The same decoration was used four years ago when a local TV station did a story on his display.