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Monday, July 12, 2010

Central States News: Naked Mannequin Creates Trouble in Beatrice NE

complaint about a naked mannequin in a downtown Beatrice storefront window has resulted in a possible lawsuit against the Beatrice police department.

The BEATRICE (NE) DAILY SUN online says last week police in that southeastern Nebraska town received a complaint about the nude mannequin in the window of Hannah’s Treasures- and police then attempted to get in contact with business owner Kevin Kramer to cover the mannequin up.

(Photo courtesy of The BEATRICE (NE) DAILY SUN)

The story says that police were unable to reach Kramer- so officers took it upon themselves to cover up the store's window so Beatrice residents shocked by nude plastic models of not-so-anatomically-correct humans wouldn't be offended.

However- when Kevin Kramer caught wind of his windows being covered up by police- Kramer contacted a lawyer and threatened Beatrice police with legal action.

The police WERE going to charge Kramer with "disorderly conduct-"  but dropped those charges against Kramer when they found out Kramer's possible legal actions against them.

Kramer was in the process of moving his business to Lincoln- so we'll watch to see how this tempest in a storefront window works out and let you know....

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