Authorities in Maine say no charges are planned against the owner of a store in Standish for a sign that invited customers to bet on a date when President-elect Barack Obama would be assassinated.
Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion says Oak Hill General Store owner Steve Collins denied any knowledge of the ":Osama Obama Shotgun Pool": sign.
Dion added that the sign was nowhere to be found when a deputy visited the store to investigate a report of it three days after the election.
Dion also said posting the sign would not necessarily constitute a threat or a terrorizing incident.
The handwritten sign on an eraser board inviting the $1 bets ended with an expression of hope that there would be a winner.