May 31, 2016

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Hanging-man Halloween display in Dublin draws complaints

DUBLIN, Ohio — An Ohio homeowner has moved a Halloween decoration of a hanging man because police said some found it too realistic and spooky.

Officers in the Columbus suburb of Dublin said they received five complaints about the 6-foot figure hanging in a tree close to a road. Police told WSYX-TV that people found the display disturbing and feared it could cause a traffic accident.

The homeowner, who asked not to be identified, told the station that Halloween should be creepy and that his decoration was “all in good fun.”

But he moved it to a tree closer to his house and away from the street. Where it used to hang, he has placed a sign that says: “less realistic decoration.”