Theresa Sharp, mayor of small Lahoma, Oklahoma, probably thought the biggest issue she’d have on Halloween was doling out candy to the trick-or-treaters who came to her door, or maybe a call about juvenile pranks. As it turns out, she should have kept a closer eye on her husband and his friends.
Cary Sharp, Theresa’s husband, thought his cousin had a GREAT idea for Halloween. Hey, let’s dress up as Ku Klux Klan members and walk around the neighborhood carrying flaming torches. Not one of the supposed adults in the group said “hey, wait a minute…let’s think about this.” According to Sharp’s husband, they ran into the house, grabbed sheets and scissors, and fashioned “makeshift” KKK garb.
Wood for torches? Check. Cross on the lawn? Check. Let’s do this!
When interviewed by a local news station after residents came unglued, Cary Sharp stated:
[A] cousin of mine came up with the idea of dressing up like KKK members and so we took a couple of sheets and cut holes in them and wore the sheets, and it was a very, very poor decision. I never realized it would have been so harmful. I truly apologize to everybody for this.
Theresa Sharp, probably worn out from the beating she in all likelihood administered to her more-than-clueless husband, and blinking back tears, issued the following statement:
[It] happened on my property. You know, I don’t know what else to say other than I’m sorry to the community and I’m sorry to the public. It was the stupidity and actions of four separate individuals and it does not reflect on me or anyone else who is in the community.
Cary Sharp was quick to state that the display, including robes, hoods, torches and cross on the lawn, was ‘just for Halloween.’ He also made sure to point out that they never actually burned the cross.
No actual burning cross? Well that makes ALL the difference.
Watch this lunacy unfold in the video below:
Featured image courtesy of koco.com.