Mannequins could be to blame for recent Oklahoma car crashes

Display Mannequins Could Be to Blame for Recent Car Crashes in Oklahoma
Display Mannequins Could Be to Blame for Recent Car Crashes in Oklahoma

Window displays at a new adult store could be to blame for a number of crashes in Oklahoma City.

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A KOCO 5 News viewer emailed the station saying, "I just had a minor fender bender looking at the mannequins in the window of the new Hustler Hollywood store. We both (drivers) agreed that it was going to cause lots of accidents."

The viewer, Gary, would only provide his first name. He said the store, located in the 500 block of South Meridian, is distracting.

According to Oklahoma City police, there have been eight crashes in the surrounding area since Hustler Hollywood opened June 12. While none of the crashes are directly attributed to the mannequins in the window, drivers said that the business definitely raises some eyebrows.

"I think they're fantastic," said Jerry Murphy. "I find it hard to believe that anyone would crash looking at them. I actually think they could be a little lewder, but that's just me."

Most drivers who KOCO 5 News spoke with said that they didn't have a problem with the displays.

"You see worse things walking in the mall and in the movies," said Diane Ray Sanders. "Tell distracted drivers to look at what's going on in traffic and stop worrying about everything else."

A spokesperson for Hustler Hollywood said the displays are tasteful and are decent. Store management said they have no plans to take them down.

The viewer who originally contacted KOCO 5 did not file a police report.

What's your take on this? Are the displays too racy or not?

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