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.