Sycamore Township 'zombie' nativity ordered to be taken down

Published: Dec. 22, 2014 at 10:04 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2014 at 5:10 PM EST
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DEER PARK, OH (FOX19) - Sycamore Township has ordered the nativity

to be taken down.

Jasen Dixon, manager of the '13 Rooms of Doom' haunted house, decided to work with what he had when he decided to put up the nativity scene. The exhibit features a zombie baby instead of the

baby Jesus in the manger


According to documents obtained by FOX19 NOW, Sycamore Township does not allow structures to be located in the front or the side yard to occupy more than 35 percent of the area. Also, the primary structure must be three feet from the street, and six feet from the house.

Dixon says this is his second violation since the exhibit was put up.

"I've lived here for 15 years and I've never had a violation of any kind," Dixon said.  "It's a holiday decoration.  I know if it was a real pretty nativity scene they wouldn't be saying anything."

Dixon has until Dec. 26 to take down the scene. If he does not take down the exhibit, legal action will be taken.

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