SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OH.– One Ohio man has a zombie-themed nativity scene in his front yard, but officials are urging that he take it down before he gets penalized.
Earlier this month, Jason Dixon set up a nativity scene featuring skeletons as the three wise men and a demonic-looking baby Jesus.
The decorations came from a haunted house that he owns in Indiana.
“I wanted a nativity scene and I worked with what I had,” Dixon told a local station.
Dixon claims that every day about 30-40 people, whom he assumes are fans of the zombie apocalypse, stop their cars to take a picture of the scene.
However, not everyone is amused by the ‘undead’ nativity.
Dixon told reporters, “The neighbors don’t like it. My father hates it and anything bad that happens, he blames it on that.”
Officials in Dixon’s hometown have demanded the nativity be removed, but insist it’s a zoning issue, not a zombie issue.
Authorities say Dixon has until Dec. 26 to take the zombie nativity off his property without being penalized.
“I’ve lived here for 15 years and I’ve never had a violation of any kind,” Dixon told. “It’s a holiday decoration. I know if it was a real pretty nativity scene, they wouldn’t be saying anything.”
“I haven’t decided,” he told the Columbus Dispatch. “I don’t really know what’s going to happen.”