Man punishes ungrateful neighbors with year-round anti-Christmas display

Man punishes ungrateful neighbors with year-round anti-Christmas display

Homeowners on Fairley Road in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, say their neighbor Bill Ansell is terrorizing them year round with his hostile anti-Christmas spirit. …

Ansell, an electrician, has a display on his yard that features a beheaded choir, a hanging Mickey Mouse and even a urinating Santa Claus that lights up at night. …

“There was a Virgin Mary here, and he placed a knife through her head, right there on the edge of our driveway,” Joanne Hebda told “20/20.” “I thought it was a terroristic threat.”

To make matters worse, his neighbors said, Ansell also tacked up profane signs all over his house attacking the township and neighbors personally. …

They all feel trapped. Friends and family won’t visit them, and worst of all, they can’t sell their homes.

“You’re a prisoner on your own street right now. It may come down to just leave the house empty and move,” White said.

Ansell wouldn’t speak to “20/20,” but two years ago, he told Pittsburgh’s WPXI-TV, “I used to have a beautiful Christmas display, they hated it. This is my display now. I don’t think it’s against the law to exercise your right to have your own display.”

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