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OKC Residents Upset By Profane Signs In Neighborhood

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The property is lined with signs containing swear words, mannequins with exposed private parts and anti-government slogans. The property is lined with signs containing swear words, mannequins with exposed private parts and anti-government slogans.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Residents in an Oklahoma City neighborhoods have been outraged for years over a property owner's decision to post profane messages and images on his property as a protest against a city councilman.

The man told News 9 he was trying to bring attention to the matter after a feud with the city over rezoning his property to allow for a covered RV parking lot. Neighbors said they were sick of his antics and did not want a commercial property in their residential neighborhood.

The property is lined with signs containing swear words, mannequins with exposed private parts, and anti-government slogans.

"Somebody needs to do something about this," said Tony Young, whose parents live in the neighborhood. "[A] school bus drives by here everyday and whatever he's got going on with this city councilman and realtor around here, it's kind of getting to be out of hand."

As a father, Young said he finds the signs offensive and inappropriate to display for the public to see, especially for children.

The man at the center of the controversy declined an on-camera interview. He argued he wanted to open a covered RV lot. Saturday, he confronted Young about the issue during our interview. He told Young that  councilman Larry McAtee is the main problem.

"Don't you get it? A councilman can rule what I can and can't do on this land," he said.

Another neighbor says they are happy the property was not rezoned.

"I don't think they should ever consider zoning it commercial because, like I said, this is a residential area. There's other places to go commercially if he wants to do what he's done."

The neighbors say they are sick and tired of the on-going feud because they get the brunt of retaliation when someone reports the signs to police.

News 9 emailed Councilman McAtee. We are waiting to hear back from him.

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