Woman decorates yard with distressed dolls

March 28, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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CONVERSE, S.C., March 28 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman said a macabre display of tortured, executed dolls in her yard is part of a New Year's resolution not to be afraid to do what she wants.

Larriatt McHale, who shares her Converse home with boyfriend Brad Kennedy, said she has always enjoyed decorating her house for Halloween, WYFF-TV, Greenville, S.C., reported Thursday. She said she got the idea for the doll display when Kennedy showed her an episode of the TV show "Destination Truth" titled "Island of the Dolls."

Her yard is now decorated with dolls in nooses, in fire pits, impaled with various instruments and stabbed in the eyes.

"[My boyfriend] is the one who put the noose in the tree and came up with the idea of putting shackles on the baby, even though he won't admit it," McHale said.

"It's nothing negative," Kennedy said. "Just like a little creativity, like demons in your mind. Just trying to express yourself, basically."

Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement said the display does not break any county ordinances or laws and officials have not received any complaints about the home.

However, two neighbors said they are upset by the display, with one calling it an "abomination."

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