A business owner in Westford, Vermont named Ted Pelkey recently spent $4,000 on a giant, wooden hand giving the middle finger. He says it's a protest against the local government. He's been trying to get a building permit so he can relocate his business, and they won't let him.
“I’m fed up and it was time to do something,” Ted Pelkey said, according to the station.The statue is a large hunk of carved wood that looks like a hand flipping the bird. Pelkey placed it on a high pedestal so it could be seen from the road, and surrounded it with floodlights to keep it illuminated at night.
The sculpture cost him $4,000 and is made of a 700-pound block of pine, the Burlington Free Press reported. The unusual display comes amidst what Pelkey said was an ongoing dispute with the city over his plans to build a large garage and move his business to his property and the local govt is railroading him.
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