Man Arrested For His Protest Yard Art Know As The ‘Wilton Woody’
I love a good story of someone handling an issue with neighbors and their local government in a mature way. This isn't one of those stories.
Jamie Gagne of Wilton was arrested on Thursday for displaying a 7-foot wooden penis in his front yard. Mr. Gagne carved the male appendage from a pine tree and....um....erected it in his front yard. He even put a sign up encouraging people to stop and take a picture with Wilton's newest landmark. As far as I know, it's not part of the Wilton attractions on the Chamber of Commerce website.
This was his way of protesting a fight he is having with the town of Wilton over plans to build a workshop that the town says isn't up to code. According to the story at wnyt.com, Gagne has tried to comply with the town's requests but has found it hard to do and he said that the town has ignored his objections. Well, I guess it's not so easy to ignore him now.
Unfortunately, the Wilton Woody has caused more than a few laughs by people driving by or stopping to take a picture with the phallic yard art. Someone complained and that send the police to his house. After the visit from State Troopers, he moved the protest penis to his back yard. However, that was shortlived. He moved it back to the front yard to be proudly displayed behind a spray-painted sign that read "Adults Only." That brought the State Troopers out again and he was arrested on Thursday and charged with a public display of offensive sexual material.
Mr. Gagne plans on fighting the charge and has even set up a Go Fund Me site to help him fight to complete his workshop.
For more information on the fate of the Wilton Woody visit .wiltonwoody.com.