Offensive Vanity Plate Revoked by State
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials are revoking a Minnesota resident's vanity license plate seen as offensive toward Muslims.
The plate in question reads "FMUSLMS." Soon after Gov. Mark Dayton highlighted the plates, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said Monday they would be removed immediately.
Dayton says he's appalled the plate was issued and said the owner should be ashamed. The plates were approved in June 2015.
The Department of Public Safety screens custom requests and issues license plates. Spokesman Bruce Gordon says the department will look into how it missed the offensive request.
Department records show the request was approved in Foley, a small town in central Minnesota.