LOST APPENDAGE: The owner of a mannequin is appealing for its hand to be returned after it was taken from Short St at the weekend.
LOST APPENDAGE: The owner of a mannequin is appealing for its hand to be returned after it was taken from Short St at the weekend. Sophie Lester

Hands off our Christmas mannequin!

A POSSIBLE prank gone wrong has left a Christmas mannequin on Short St in need of a hand.

The unconventional Christmas decoration - a model dressed in red boxers, braces and Santa hat - reportedly had one of its hands stolen after being put up last Friday morning.

The owner, who declined to be named due to the risque nature of the model, said they had noticed the mannequin had been tampered with on Saturday morning.

"I just do it as a bit of Christmas cheer," the owner said.

"It's amazing the people who go past and blow their horn at her.

"By Saturday morning we noticed she had been cut loose from where she had been secured and we found her hat and wig but not her hand."

The owner said they did not want to approach police about the incident, but asked for the hand to be returned.

A concerned mother contacted the Daily News and said she was "disgusted" by the revealing clothing on display along the popular route.

"I can see it from the spirit of Christmas, but I think it's going about it the wrong way," she said.

"I find it objectionable because Christmas is mostly for kids and there's nothing about that that's for children.

"I'd be all for it if they wanted to have it in their own house but it's not good to have it where little kids can see.

"My son's asking all sorts of questions about why she doesn't have a top on and it's just gross."



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