An early morning encounter between a “grossly intoxicated” man and an armless thrift store mannequin ended badly for the budding couple yesterday. Her $10 brown coat, cream hat and glazed expression attracted the interest of a Hanover St pedestrian, who began a heated argument with the size 10 mannequin shortly before 8am. “He fancied her but she didn’t fancy him,” Butterflies – The Hospice Shop store manager Robyn Elliman said.
‘After hearing noises coming from the front of the store, she was amazed to find a drunken Polynesian man arguing with the unnamed mannequin. “He was slapping the window and I thought he was going to be sick.” Mrs Elliman checked to see if the man was all right. Then, before leaving the scene, he kicked and smashed a shopfront window. Acting Senior Sergeant Dave Scott said witnesses contacted police following the “heated argument” with the mannequin, who kept her cool throughout’ – Otago Daily Times