SANDUSKY, Ohio – Two State Highway Patrol troopers have now lost their jobs over a prank involving what looked like a Ku Klux Klan outfit.
A patrol spokesman announced Monday that Craig Franklin and Eric Wlodarsky of the Sandusky post were terminated. Lt. Tony Bradshaw also says there was just cause for discipline.
A patrol investigation found that Franklin put a white cone on his head and donned a white mask and white cloth the day before Martin Luther King Day. Wlodarsky took a photo that he forwarded on his cell phone.
Gov. Ted Strickland last month asked that the men be fired.
Wlodarsky said Monday that he and Franklin are "very remorseful."