by Sam Levin
It's the second to last day of the Missouri legislative session, and things are getting pretty weird. And, no, we're not talking about seersucker suits.
This morning, a body appeared on the glass ceiling of the Missouri House of Representatives in Jefferson City. It is hopefully just a dummy of sorts as part of some practical joke. (Remember things, do get silly in Jefferson City, sometimes!)
A House spokesman tells Daily RFT just now that he is not aware of the situation, but will look into it. Meanwhile, the leadership, it seems, has made a joke about it, soooo...we're hopeful it's just a bizarre final-week gag and not a horrible tragedy. We'll update when we know more. In the meantime, more photos and tweets below.
— David Lieb (@DavidALieb) May 16, 2013
Apparently, it disappeared shortly after the tweets began.
House Speaker Timothy Jones is on it.
And the dummy is mysteriously gone now. Creepy #MOleg— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) May 16, 2013
Speaker Jones joked that he's forming an "investigatory committee" to look into the fake dead body on the glass roof #MOleg— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) May 16, 2013
Others have jokes, too, apparently:
Barnes introducing the "body" as special guest. #moleg— Jonathan Shorman (@jshormanNL) May 16, 2013
We'll let you know if we find out more!