For almost 3 years, Denny has been fighting the town of Lumberton over whether or not he could keep a 2000 lb, 11 foot tall state in his backyard. Original post can be found here. They gave him a permit to put it there, then when it was transported in, a few people complained and the town decided he could not keep it. Their position was that he had not been fully forthcoming when he applied for the permit, thus the permit was null and void. In 2007, Denny’s lawyer, the town lawyer and a state supreme court judge hammered out a deal. The statue can stay where it is but it must be rotated to face away from the roadway. In addition it sat on a 2-3 ft mound, and the mound must be removed and it be placed on a level grade. Despite almost 10,000 in legal bills, Denny got the last laugh: the town lawyer got fired over this whole mess, since it obviously cost the town a lot to fight this.
Update on The Bull Demon of Lumberton