No, Michelle Obama was not in Winter Park on Monday
Local radio station KFFR 88.3 F.M. pulled a fast one on some Michelle Obama fans this April Fools Day.
The station broadcasted several times Monday morning that Obama, who is currently on an international book tour for her memoir, “Becoming,” would appear at Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park for an impromptu book signing.
The former first lady was said to be on a winter trip in the area and had visited Winter Park Resort.
That was news to Fraser-Winter Park Police Chief Glen Trainor, who would most certainly have been kept in the loop by Obama’s people. Only, he hadn’t heard of any scheduled visit.
“I haven’t heard anything,” Trainor confirmed with Sky-Hi News on Monday.
Trainor said protocol for such a visit would necessitate Obama’s Secret Service detail coordinating with local law enforcement. But that didn’t happen.
He brushed it off as a prank.
The next — real — scheduled stop for Obama’s book tour is April 9 in Denmark.
Representatives from KFFR and Cooper Creek Square were unable to be reached for comment.
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