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Secret Stump Foils Snowman Slayer

By Tim Binnall

A ne'er-do-well in Kentucky with designs on destroying a giant snowman by driving their car into the creation received a rude awakening when they discovered that it was built atop a huge stump. The strange turn of events reportedly occurred in the community of Petersburg this week after Cody Lutz and his family crafted the massive figure out of some freshly fallen snow. 'Hugh J. Snowman,' as it came to be called, eventually stood nearly ten feet tall.

The mighty snowman looming over Lutz's front yard proved to be quite the attention getter as motorists passing by the sight the following day expressed their appreciation for the creation by waving and honking their horns. However, it seems that one yet-to-be-identified driver had a different opinion of the piece and apparently considered it something of a frosty monstrosity. Their 'critique' became apparent when Lutz returned home from work on Monday and discovered tire tracks across his yard indicated that someone had driven a fairly sizeable vehicle directly into the snowman!

Fortunately, the miscreant behind the attempted snowman murder had the tables turned on them when they plowed into the creation and discovered that it had been built around a giant stump. While it's uncertain what became of the vehicle that struck 'Hugh,' it would appear that the snowman was no worse for wear as its 'buttons' and top hat remains in place despite the collision. For his part, Lutz expressed amusement over the "instant karma" that befell the would-be vandals and mused on Facebook that "life is hard, but it's much harder when you're stupid."

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