LANSING, Mich. — Earlier today, Lansing police removed a large statue of Nebuchadnezzar which had been erected to advertise a Doug Batchelor Amazing Facts Daniel and Revelation event. Lansing Police Department spokesperson Charles Norris said officers took action after local residents complained about a statue by the freeway with “very weak-looking feet made of iron and clay.”
He added that several locals had complained about suffering nightmares of the giant statue crashing to the ground and causing massive destruction. Norris said that the statue had been in place for several days before the decision was made to remove it.
The incident does not seem to have hurt attendance at the Amazing Facts event. Lansing’s Worthington Convention Center was filled to capacity, partly with visitors curious about the now-absent statue.
Batchelor promised those in attendance that he would make his next promotional statue a “little less realistic.”