Virginia family comes under fire for Halloween yard display

Virginia family comes under fire for Halloween yard display
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POSTED: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 9:04am

A Halloween display along Midlothian Turnpike in Virginia, which shows someone in an electric chair is under the microscope after a concerned citizen found it offensive. The concerned citizen also questioned if it violates a county ordinance.

The display is located at the corner of Midlothian Turnpike and Winterfield Road.

"We go big or we go home," said property owner Leslie Reamer.

The Reamer family's Halloween display is now being called a "disturbance in the area."

A concerned viewer wrote NBC 12 saying the staged execution goes too far.

"To any passersby it looks like a dead man," said the viewer who wished to remain anonymous. "How am I supposed to explain that to my kids while we wait at the red light? I shouldn't have to. It is tasteless and extremely offensive. I urge you to investigate and see why this kind of display is acceptable in our lovely community."

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