Saturday, January 19, 2008

Jesus vs. the Poopie

I know it's early, but I still have no qualms referring to this as the story of the century. The text is provided below, but do yourselves a favor and watch the video-- mere text can't do it justice.

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=86444&GID=quUABRwKFiMFpx5+VMt5h5e8lLCcqd3lS+1q9w04Mc0%3D

Holding Jesus Hostage
Nick Monacelli

Oakfield Township: Some Oakfield Township residents have taken what's not theirs to prove a point.
An anonymous residents on Lindy Lane claim Jean Mansel isn't picking up after her dogs, so to entice her to do so, they took something close to her heart.Those residents say their Mansel's wiener dogs leave their leavings in their yard.
So, they stole her 80 pound statue of Jesus.
Mansel says she cherishes her cement Jesus statue; it was an heirloom from her late uncle."There was footprints behind it, and footprints in front of it," she says, pointing out where the statue used to be.
It was Thursday morning when Jean walked outside to find Jesus gone."My husband got a phone call and a real graspy voice over the phone said 'check your mailbox'."
In the mailbox was a ransom note."The note basically said they were holding Jesus for ransom."
The note reads: “We are holding Jesus ransom until you clean up the poopie from your wieners and trust us we see you take your wieners for long walks w/out picking up their poopie in our yards. This has upset us dearly so please clean up all the weiner poopie, if you want to see Jesus unharmed. Sincerely, Lindy Lane Residents.”
"It has to be a young person because they put these lines around Jesus, no adult is going to waste their time doing that," says Mansel. "And referring to weiner poopie…my gosh."Jean has four wiener dogs and admits there was a complaint last year about their leavings. But she says she's cleaned up every pile since."I take my dogs for walks, I carry a plastic bag with me and pick up anything that they do."
Now, Jean just wants her statue back, and says she won't press charges if Jesus isn't harmed."I thought something like that would be safe in your yard, it wasn't, it wasn't."
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1 comment:

Devlin said...

I was listening to some old episodes, and this is the funniest story ever.