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Naked 'David' Statue in Texas Depicted As Santa

Monday, 07 Dec 2009 04:36 PM

 

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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.

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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.

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