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Pranksters dress statue as Homer Simpson

Jan. 4, 2010 at 7:23 PM

DUNCHURCH, England, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Residents of a British town said pranksters carried on a 40-year tradition of disguising a statue in the village, this time as Homer Simpson.

Tony Kember, 66, chairman of the Dunchurch, England, historical society, said the village's 19th century statue of Lord John Scott was disguised as "The Simpsons" patriarch as part of an annual prank tradition that has previously featured the statue dressed as Harry Potter, Spider-Man, Guy Fawkes and Shrek, The Sun reported Monday.

"I have lived in the village for over 40 years and people were dressing up the statue before that," Kember said.

"Nobody in the village seems to know who the culprits are -- or if they do they are not telling anyone," he said. "People in the village love seeing the statue dressed up, it is always a surprise which character he will be."

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