Snow is a wonderful plaything. You can sled in it, throw snowballs, build snowmen, and construct snow forts.
You can also make giant snow penises. Of course, not everyone is down with phallic snow structures, so if you mold a 7-foot-tall sex organ, you have to be prepared for some complaints. Especially if you're a 16-year-old boy and the snow penis is in your parents' front yard. That sort of tomfoolery flies on college campuses, not in the quaint neighborhoods of Elyria.
The Chronicle Telegram reports on one young Michelangelo's anatomically correct model, which probably left whatever sourpuss who complained feeling a little less than manly:
He [Roman King] said he created it “just to see what people would think,” and he has gotten “car honks with people giving us the thumbs up,” from drivers while it was standing.
“My friends really like it,” King said.
But is there actually a law against having a snow sculpture shaped like that on one’s property?
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.”
King was forced to chop down the snow penis with a shovel, which probably led to some unwanted dreams about castration for the young artist.