Disturbing Halloween display taken down - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Disturbing Halloween display taken down

Graphic Halloween display removed in Parma. (Source: WOIO) Graphic Halloween display removed in Parma. (Source: WOIO)
Graphic Halloween display on Dentzler Rd. removed in Parma. (Source: WOIO) Graphic Halloween display on Dentzler Rd. removed in Parma. (Source: WOIO)
Some say the display was inappropriate being so close to an elementary school. (Source: WOIO) Some say the display was inappropriate being so close to an elementary school. (Source: WOIO)
Parma Halloween display caused controversy before being taken down. (Source: WOIO) Parma Halloween display caused controversy before being taken down. (Source: WOIO)
PARMA, OH (WOIO) -

Cleveland 19 News has confirmed that a Halloween display that some considered offensive at a Parma residence has been removed.

We drove by the Dentzler Road home after receiving a call.

Last week numerous viewers expressed concern, saying they were frightened of the graphic display which showed bloody people hanging upside down and a child with a knife through their throat.

"I felt scared 'cause I thought they were real people," explains a 9-year-old girl who we are not identifying.

The home sits less than a block from Dentzler Elementary School.

Residents even tried to get the city to force the family to take it down but Parma officials said there was nothing they could do about it because the display represents freedom of expression.

It appears the family had a change of heart.

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