Ohio town threatens legal action against 'zombie' baby Jesus Nativity scene on man's lawn
Nativity scene features 'zombie' baby Jesus (WXIX)

A man in Ohio is facing legal action if he does not take down his Nativity scene that features zombies instead of traditional biblical characters.

Jasen Dixon told WXIX that he manages 13 Rooms of Doom haunted house, so he already had the zombies, including one resembling the baby Jesus.

"I wanted a Nativity scene and I worked with what I had," he explained.

Neighbor Dan Fluker said that he didn't really pay attention to the Nativity scene "until the different color lights came on, then finally the baby was put in the manger."

"The neighbors don't like it. My father hates it and anything bad that happens he blames it on that," Dixon pointed out. "On the average we probably get 30 or 40 cars stop and taking pictures, getting out with their camera. People that follow zombie movies and stuff like that love it,"

But just days after WXIX spoke to Dixon, Sycamore Township township ordered him to take it down or face legal action. Town officials claimed that Dixon was breaking the rules with a structure on the front side of his yard, and a display that took up more than 35 percent of the area.

But Dixon said that he wasn't buying the explanation.

"I've lived here for 15 years and I've never had a violation of any kind," he insisted. "It's a holiday decoration. I know if it was a real pretty nativity scene they wouldn't be saying anything."

Sycamore Township wants the zombies off his lawn by Dec. 26.

Watch the video below from WXIX.

Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV