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City officials want 'Godzillacorn' wooden unicorn off the street

Sept. 11, 2013 at 3:26 PM   |   Comments

VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Officials in a Washington state city said a quadriplegic woman's 20-foot-tall wooden unicorn does not meet city codes for standing in the street.

Robyn McCracken of Vancouver, who said her unicorn collecting has been a source of hope since she broke her neck in a diving accident in the 1980s, said the wooden unicorn was a gift from friend Frank James Mabry, who helped create the sculpture two years ago for the non-profit Circus Project's show at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, KPTV, Portland, Ore., reported Wednesday.

Mabry said he decided McCracken should add the Trojan horse-style sculpture to her collection because she seemed to have been feeling down recently.

McCracken dubbed the sculpture "Godzillacorn."

"I came out on the porch and started out very low and was like, 'Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, it's incredible!'" McCracken said.

Mabry said he was delighted to bring happiness to McCracken.

"That's what I needed to see," Mabry said. "Robyn was having a tough time recently, and I love her so much, I just wanted to see that smile back on her face."

However, city officials said the unicorn can't remain on the street outside of McCracken's home. They said city codes only allow for cars to be parked on the street, not unicorns.

Mabry said he plans to disassemble the unicorn and put it back together on private property for his friend.

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