Man Faces Potential $500/Day Fine For Zombie Nativity

December 8, 2015

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Jasen Dixon created a zombie nativity scene in his front yard of Sycamore Township, Ohio. And now he's facing up to a $500/day fine because the accessory structure (the manger he built) violates zoning codes and not at all because people are offended in any way and all the other nativities in town are up to code.

Dixon's not buying it. "I think it's the theme. It just rubs people the wrong way and it puts the spotlight on me.


"That's why they're coming down so hard on me," Dixon said. Dixon could be fined $500 per day. He believes his zombies should stay for the holidays. "It's not hurting anything and it's here not even for a month," Dixon said. He is considering an appeal. He has yet to receive a fine but said he hasn't decided what he will do if he does.

Dixon mentions in his interview that the reason he built the zombie nativity in the first place was to advertise the haunted house he runs (13 Rooms of Doom), which was a smart marketing decision because he just got to talk about it on-air. Hell, I just mentioned it on Geekologie, and Geekologie has some REACH. Did you know astronauts aboard the International Space Station read Geekologie? Isn't that right, astronauts? And keep in mind I did hack your oxygen recirculating system.

Keep going for a video news report about the ordeal.

Thanks to CaptainCrunk, who really needs to stop parking his party boat on my lawn.

  • dylan

    Such a clever idea, so good!

  • rangerjen

    Wait, Jesus in a zombie nativity???!!!! Someone tell me again the exact definition of a zombie; I am pretty sure it is a being that has died and come back agai......OH MY GODS Christians follow a zombie leader and they must be out to try and take over all our brains.

  • Keyzo Gakiya

    If the manger is the problem, in order to prove if they truly are against him in a personal level, all he has to do is modify it to fix the zoning codes or remove it entirely, but that's just my opinion

  • Krespie

    I love that his paperwork states that he lives on Voorhees Lane.

  • Stannis

    It's Obama's fault.

  • JJtoob

    So can he build it up to code?

  • AniZaeger

    i'm sure he could if he were to fork out the money to get all the proper permits, inspections, and everything else required to get a structure up to code.

  • Deksam

    Don't agree with it, but this is exactly why freedom of expression exists.

  • Big McLargehuge

    Everybody is fighting one another about free speech and zoning violations, and I'm just sitting here waiting for the zombie fad to finally go away.

  • Bling Nye

    You have to remove the head or destroy the brain.

  • Deksam

    "You secure that shit, Hudson!"

  • Throb Gobblin

    Roll Fizzlebeef.

  • WhiteEagle2

    I was just find a way to leave the zombies, but downgrade the structure until it no longer qualifies as a structure.

    I.E. Recreate it with cardboard. Or maybe lose the roof?

  • PowerGloveKid

    I am christian, and i am in no way offended by this. it's really neat and creative.
    i guess people just can't have any fun anymore.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I have no patience for cowards who try to use government force to inflict their opinions or religion onto others. I hope they do sue this guy, and that he has competent lawyers to defend his right to free speech and make the bigot bullies pay him millions of dollars.

    Is it kinda an asshole move to purposefully mock other people's religions like this? Sure. But that's his right. We have the right to be assholes, just like people have the right to be offended. Freedom of speech isn't debatable, you either have it or you don't.

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