UPDATE 4:50 pm: Another reader, and Cedar Grove resident, wrote in saying, “The monkey appeared a few weeks ago, and last week it had on a different shirt and was holding NY Mets fan gear.” According to ChamberofCommerce.com, the owner is listed as Rick Bond.
Most people use lawn signs or bumper stickers to show support of a presidential candidate, but one local business has decided to show its disdain for the President of the United States with a large stuffed monkey statue wearing a T-shirt that says, “OMG Obama Must Go.”
Baristanet was tipped off to display from a reader who messaged us, “There’s a large anti-obama doll monkey at Don-Ric Self Storage Plus on Little Falls rd in Cedar Grove. Racist and out of line.”
A trip over to Don-Ric’s Self Storage at 1 pm confirmed it, as shown in the photo above. Ten minutes after taking the photo, I called Don-Ric’s Self Storage to question them about the display. I explained I was calling from Baristanet, a local online news site and explained that someone told us about the Anti-Obama monkey on the businesses’ front lawn. The man who answered responded, “Uh, I don’t think that it’s there anymore.” I asked when it was removed and he responded, “I have no idea.” When I asked who removed it, he responded, “I have no idea.” When I then asked who put it there to begin with, he again responded, “I have no idea.” He refused to give me his name, but just kept saying he “was just someone who works here.”
After pressing him further, he hung up on me.
Just a few minutes ago, a tipster confirms that it was taken down.