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PARMA, Oh. — Blood and gore are a staple of Halloween.
Some people however in Ohio say one haunting display in their town is way too real.
The display includes a man crucified upside down, what appears to be a body wrapped in plastic hanging upside down from a tree.
Most offensive to many is a child-sized mannequin stabbed in the throat and impaled on a metal pole.
Children have reportedly been scared and started crying as they walk by the house going to and from an elementary school.
City leaders say there’s nothing they can do about it because it’s freedom of expression.
Vicki Barrett put up the display with her husband and said they haven’t had any complaints, “We don’t want to scare kids. We just want to do the Halloween fun of it and, you know, but definitely no ill intent, no.”
Barrett said she has a 2-year-old and a special-needs teenager, and would never do anything to purposely frighten children, “If it’s scaring some kids, and we knew they’re having a hard time leaving school, yeah, we may have toned it down. We don’t want to scare kids.”
The question now is will they take it down?