BEATRICE, Ne -- A nearly naked female store mannequin prompted police in this small Midwest town to conceal the window display and stirred a debate about obscenity.
And now, the Nebraska store owner, Dustin Garrison, says he is considering legal action against the city, claiming police broke the law by covering a window displaying the mannequin.
City Attorney Tobias Tempelmeyer said he had yet to receive all the police reports on the semi-naked mannequin.
"We're not able at this point to issue a determination whether it's obscene or not," Tempelmeyer said.
The owner of the closed shop later dressed the offending mannequin in a bikini.
"Nothing about a naked mannequin constitutes obscenity," Garrison said to the Beatrice Daily Sun. "I think we've all gone into a department store and seen a naked mannequin at one point in our lives."