NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - In December, a Vermont man made national headlines for a statue he installed in his front yard and now a similar one is coming to Nashville.
Ted Pelkey had an artist make him a large sculpture of a middle finger to protest his town’s leaders who reportedly would not let him develop his land.
The seven-foot-tall sculpture of a raised middle finger is carved from a 700-pound block of pine and perched atop a 16-foot pole. It's even lit up at night.
The sculpture became a tourist attraction and the subsequent headlines caught the attention of Nashville resident Kid Rock.
"I like your style. Thanks for getting us the info on that middle finger. I gotta have one of those somewhere on my property here in Nashville,” said Rock in a voicemail to Pelkey.
Pekley contacted the artist and had a second sculpture made for Kid Rock.
The sculptor and his wife are headed to Nashville to deliver it themselves.
On April 22, 2018, just before 3:30 a.m., a gunman entered a South Nashville Waffle House. He was nude, except for a green trench coat. In his hands was a Bushmaster AR-15. Thirteen people were at the restaurant. In less than 45 seconds, four people were fatally wounded, two were severely injured and seven others were deeply traumatized.Read More »