Walla Walla Octopus a Courtroom Loser

Walla Walla Octopus a Courtroom Loser
WALLA WALLA -- A superior court judge has ruled the purple octopus above a Walla Walla toy store is in violation of city code.

The judge didn't buy the argument that the giant sign is an expression of free speech, while the city attorney told Action News it is a matter of the toy store conforming to the same restrictions as other downtown businesses.

The store owner Bob Catsiff plans to appeal, which could take years, and the mural can stay up, but at a cost of a hundred dollars a day.