A South Florida firehouse is under an official investigation after firefighters there stocked their bathroom with toilet paper bearing the face of President Barack Obama.
The rolls, which resemble the ones on sale here for $10, were discovered last week at Fire Station 103 in Pompano Beach, Fla. City officials shortly thereafter announced that they were mounting a probe into the situation.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the controversy "is being fully investigated as a 'politically motivated, conduct unbecoming situation,'" because city personnel are prohibited from displaying political materials on city grounds.
"If you have an opinion you're certainly entitled to it, everyone has their opinion. Put it on your own personal vehicle or your own personal things," King told WSVN. "But you don't display it on city property, on city grounds that maybe someone else doesn't agree with that politically motivated and its inappropriate."
The same firehouse reportedly drew a similar complaint last year, after one firefighter reported that a colleague had an anti-Obama bumper stickers affixed to his locker. Administrators asked him to remove the messages, and he reportedly complied.