Now, here’s something you don’t see every day - not even on the unconventional streets of New York City: A former President of the United States modeling lingerie in a 'lingerie' store window display!
One Manhattan resident decided that the image was too much to bear and took decisive action so he wouldn’t have to continue looking at it, day-after-day.
In the video, it’s clear to see that the main was upset…AND on a mission.
“The agitated man walked by the Romantic Depot on Broadway near W. 138th St. on Jan. 26 when he stopped and paced in front of the window.
“It had a display featuring Obama dressed as a prince, and President Trump dressed as a princess wearing a Make America Great Again hat, said Glen Buzzetti, the owner of Romantic Depot’s seven New York City stores.”
The surveillance video shows a man stop in front of the lingerie store, his attention is obviously drawn to something behind the glass. Act first, he gives the window a hard kick, but that doesn’t seem to satisfy him.
That’s when he makes his move. He marches over to a set of barricades near the street, moves one aside, and grabs an object that looks like a brick or stone.
He then hurls it at the glass, shattering it on his first try. Reaching in, he grabs the Obama mannequin and commits the ‘assault’. He smashes it to the ground before storming away.
Store employees come out to survey the damage but seem too shocked to move. Buzzetti reports that, eventually, one of their security guys acts and was able to chase down the perp, holding him until police arrived.
Buzzetti draws a conclusion about the motivation for the man’s actions. “He said he hated Obama, and that the mannequin was looking at him bad.
“He said, ‘That doll was giving me bad looks. I’m tired of him. Obama brought the country down.’ He said he walks by the store every day and sees Obama every day and it made him really angry.”
"That Barack Obama was talking to him, and he didn't like what Obama was saying."
He obviously let that doll know who's boss!
But, there are SO MANY questions about this, and leave it to the internet to explore every last one of them.
“The fact that an Obama mannequin is in a sex shop isn’t shocking to them is very concerning“
Many were having WAY too much fun with it:
"Police say alert Secret Service mannequins [lept] into action and wrestled the man to the ground."
Lol!! Good one! Can't you just picture that? Trouble is, now I can't seem to get the image out of my head!!
The mannequin had been a fixture in the lingerie store window for at least a two years, as the following photos from February 2018 and November 2017 reveal. Even then, people were remarking about the incredible likeness to the 44th president of the United States.
“Wishing a Happy Presidents Day exclusively to this ripped and fashion-forward mannequin that looks like Barack Obama.”
Some get quite emotional when realizing their beloved Mr. Obama is no longer actually president.
“literally jumped cause this mannequin I saw looked just like @BarackObama. then cried cause i miss him. here’s a pic.”
Yet, one Twitter user managed to get to the heart of the matter, asking the one question that truly demands an answer:
“Why did a lingerie store have a Barack Obama mannequin?”
Yes, why indeed? Enquiring minds want to know...
You can WATCH the entire video, here.