“Peggy” the Doll Has been Vandalized

Peggy the Doll

If you ever travel Pennsylvania Avenue in Oak Ridge, you’ve probably seen “Peggy” the doll. The doll has been a main stay on Pennsylvania Avenue for years. She wears weather appropriate clothing, even has an umbrella for rainy days. Peggy has wished fans Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, all types of congratulatory messages.

On Wednesday, around 7:30pm, Peggy was “brutally attacked” by a passerby. A post on the Facebook Group “The Original What’s Happening in Oak Ridge” showed the video of a dark colored, 4-door, Dodge stopping in front of the home, then a black male is seen getting out of the vehicle and forcibly kicking Peggy and knocking her down. In doing so, Peggy sustained a broken arm, and her feet were removed from where she was connected to the marble slab.

The Damaged Peggy the Doll
Peggy’s Broken
Peggy’s Broken Arm
The Damaged Peggy the Doll
Peggy the Doll on Pennsylvania Avenue in Oak Ridge was vandalized on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

In the Facebook post, Josiyah Norris stated that they would be pressing charges today on the individual responsible for the damage. Peggy is Josiyah’s doll that she’s had for 11 years now. After outgrowing her, she said that her mom started dressing her up for all the holidays. She started displaying her at their current home on Pennsylvania Avenue, in hopes that people would slow down thinking it was a little girl.

In the five or so years that she has been displayed outside the home, the family has received all sorts of donations from fans of Peggy. Money, clothes, letters. “People even stop by and take pictures with her at least a couple of times a week”, said Josiyah.

“People leave us cards and notes a lot, thanking us for putting a smile on their face.”

A note to the family of Peggy the Doll

Josiyah says that “her mom, Kim Huggins, and her sister Spencer Langley are a huge part of keeping Peggy be who she is.”

One of the many Birthday signs Peggy has displayed

Peggy has a large following on Facebook too as she has her very own Facebook Page.


If you have any information about the vandalism on Peggy or who the vandal may be, please call the Oak Ridge Police Department at 865-425-4399.

“Peggy’s” attacker on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:22pm on Pennsylvania Avenue.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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  1. I hope someone hangs him up by his suspenders that he so desperately needs and kicks him till his legs breaks.

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