BIG SPRING, Texas -- A Texas homeowner who adorned his front lawn with Michelangelo's "David" as a scantily clad Santa got more than just jolly laughs from his neighbors.
Barry McBee says he was aiming to make people chuckle by adding a Santa hat and white beard to the 5-foot-tall replica of the Renaissance statue with six-pack abs.
Then parents started calling city officials in Big Spring, about 290 miles west of Dallas, saying their children were asking why Santa was naked.
Special: Get Sarah Palin’s New Book – Incredible FREE Offer – Click Here Now.
The city said the statue did not violate any town ordinances and there were no obscenity issues. But an official left McBee a voice mail last week, requesting that he put more clothes on David.
McBee responded by adding a pair of black and white velvet shorts, with a Christmas bow.
© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.