A phallic snow display in Ohio was short-lived after police told a 16-year-old boy to remove a seven-foot-high snow sculpture emulating male genitalia from his front yard, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. Police classified the offense as “disorderly conduct.” Roman King said he got “car honks with people giving us the thumbs up,” from drivers while it was standing.
Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely said it was the first time he had ever heard of a complaint concerning such a sculpture, and after some research, said it would likely fall under disorderly conduct. “It's obviously an offensive structure,” Whitely said. He said it was unlikely to fall under public indecency laws because “public indecency has to do a lot with the human body.” No charges or citations were issued, and the frozen phallus fell after being chopped down with a snow shovel.