Dawgs kind of scene

Jason Dixon is a homeowner and businessman from Deer Park, Ohio. Like many, his holiday decorations included a Nativity scene. Only his manger is full of the undead.

See, Dixon just happens to be in the haunted-house business. So he decided to give his Nativity scene a ghoulish twist: ZOMBIES.


That’s right. In Dixon’s massive outdoor display, Mary, Joseph, even the blessed 8-pound, 6-ounce, newborn infant Jesus, are all flesh-eating walkers. “I wanted a nativity scene and I worked with what I had,” Dixon told The Week.


If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, or just zombie lore in general, the display is hilarious and amazing. But local officials aren’t laughing.


Sycamore Township, the 12-town municipality conglomerate that includes Deer Park, has threatened to fine Dixon $500 every day the zombie nativity remains on display.


Last year, Township officials told him he had to take it down because he didn’t have the proper permits. This year, he went ahead and applied for the permit – but was denied.

According to The Week, he was denied because the structure takes up more than 35 percent of his front yard. But Dixon thinks that’s just a bullshit excuse. 


“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,” he told WTSP

“If it was a real pretty nativity scene they wouldn’t be saying anything.” 

As of Friday morning, he’d already been fined $500.

Live like a predator die from a predator

Burglary suspect hiding in lake eaten by alligator

  Matthew Riggins
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Authorities say a man who may have hidden as officers investigated reports of recent burglaries in a Florida community was killed by an 11-foot alligator.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Maj. Tod Goodyear says 22-year-old Matthew Riggins told his girlfriend he would be in Barefoot Bay to commit burglaries with another man.

Authorities received calls Nov. 13 about two suspicious men in black walking behind homes and investigated. Riggins was reported missing the next day.

Goodyear said sheriff’s divers recovered Riggins’ body 10 days later in a nearby lake and the injuries were consistent with an alligator attack. Authorities said Riggins had drowned and the alligator, which behaved aggressively toward divers, was trapped and euthanized.

Goodyear also told Florida Today that there were remains inside the animal that were consistent with injuries found on Riggens’ body.

A second suspect in the alleged burglaries was reportedly taken into custody.