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August 18, 2006

Diane Newton Manhandled by Mannequin

I remember that Andrew McCarthy movie from 1987 called 'Mannequin' where a dude falls in love with his own creation of the perfect female mannequin played by Kim Cattrall. The lifeless dummy comes to life, as the spirit of a long dead Egyptian possesses it so that comedy and romance ensue.

More recently, in the latest version of the sci-fi British series, Doctor Who, in its first episode display dummies are taken over by a strange alien force that can animate anything made out of plastics. The evil shop props start reeking havoc on London randomly firing blue lasers the fire from empty hand. Luckily, the army of fashionably clad plastic monsters is stopped before the entire city is destroyed.

All these stories of mannequins coming to life, for good or bad purposes seem rather farfetched until you read of a pending lawsuit reported in the LA Times (08/18/06). A 51-year-old woman named Diana Newton of Westminster, California has filed suit last month against major department store chain J.C. Penney Co. after being allegedly smacked on the head by a store mannequin.

The victim claims a legless female display dummy "ambushed" her at a Westminster Mall leaving her scalp bloodied, cracking a tooth as well as resulting in recurrent shoulder pain with numbness in her fingers. No news on how the mannequin is fairing after the scuffle.

Before you start to think that mannequins are randomly attacking folks, there's more to the story. Ms. Newton wanted a blouse in a specific size that was displayed on the mannequin bust up on a shelf. When the store clerk pulled it down for her, the arm fell off causing the plaintiff's injuries.

Personally, I find that when an inanimate object is falling, it is usually my job as the living subject in the farce to move the hell out of the way fast. Nevertheless, having been attracted to the perky nips on some of these flirtatious mannequin types, I know at least they'll never outnumber us humans since just like Barbie and Ken, none of them are anatomically correct.

Posted by Will Peters at August 18, 2006 10:37 AM

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