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PAULDEN, Ariz. - A Paulden man is being ordered to take down his 9 foot gargoyle statue – not because it's too tall – but because it's anatomically correct.

David Smith's neighbors have complained about the statue's nakedness and Yavapai County officials have ordered him to take it down.

David Smith says the statue placed in his yard is art. He had the statue in the yard of his Phoenix home for years and no one ever complained, so he never expected this reaction when he moved to Paulden and decided to display the statue in his new home.

Yavapai County officials say the statue's genitalia can be offensive. To that, Smith told us, "Thomas Jefferson said if you're not offended twice a day, you're not living in a free society."

They threatened Smith with a fine, but he is appealing their order.

A final decision on whether the gargoyle stays or goes will be made in July.

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