Think St. Louis Politics is Lively? Check out Belleville.

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Not sure how I missed this story when first reported in the Belleville News-Democrat.

Kent McCoy, a candidate for the Belleville's Board of Alderman, withdrew his name from the ballot last month after neighbors complained that he fired a shotgun at a dog in his yard. And why was the canine on McCoy's property? Because it was supposedly munching on a decaying deer carcass that he strung up in a tree.

McCoy, meanwhile, tells the News-Democrat that the dog never dined on his deer and that the hunting prize was not rotting. It was aging. "I'm a deer hunter; when you shoot a deer you typically let it hang for a few days," he said.

Today the newspaper reports that McCoy's court date for hanging the deer and shooting at the dog has been pushed back to May.

I dunno, sort of makes Irene Smith and her notorious potty break look pretty tame by comparison. It also reminds me of my favorite urban-legend 911 call of all time. Take a listen after the jump.

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