Man Told To Take Down 'Thank You Jesus' Sign
NewsNet5 | May 6, 2005
ELYRIA, Ohio -- Bill Kriso, a disabled Vietnam veteran, has a bullet lodged in his brain from the war, but he remains a thankful man, NewsChannel5 reported.
"I thank Jesus. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be here today," said Kriso.
WEWS reported he's also thankful for finding his new home in a quiet Elyria development, so to show his appreciation he put up a sign in his window that read, "Thank You Jesus For Our New Home."
The development's management told Kriso to take the sign down.
"People got signs in their windows. There's a Happy Mother's Day sign. There's all kinds of signs all over the place here and nothing is said," Kriso said.
He got a copy of the bylaws when he bought the house in January. It said that only "For Sale" signs are forbidden, WEWS reported.
The bylaws also forbid excessive lawn ornaments, of which he says his neighbor has plenty.
The park manager wouldn't talk to NewsChannel5 on camera, but after talking with both parties, it's believed that the case will likely be settled in court.
"They can have my sign; they can take it down over my dead body," Kriso said. "They're going to have to kill me to get that sign down. I mean that."