[Watertown] Residents of Watertown and the southern part of Jefferson County may see a man and his mannequin traveling along Route 11. A man who goes by the name of Ned Nefer, 38, is traveling from Syracuse to Watertown by foot. He is pushing “Teagan” a 6-foot mannequin who Mr. Nefer claims is his wife. Lisa Spear, principal social welfare examiner for Jefferson County Department of Social Services stopped to talk with him Wednesday morning while he was in Adams Center. She said she deals with a variety of mental illnesses and people who suffer from them, but has never experienced anyone like Mr. Nefer. “This is definitely one of the very oddest things I’ve ever come across but he seems very happy,” she said. “I wouldn’t classify him as dangerous at all. He seemed quite happy in his own little world.” Mr. Nefer said he was born in Syracuse and in the 1980’s spent some time at the Children’s Home in Watertown, where he said he met “Teagan” when she was just a head. He said he built a body for the mannequin and the two were married Oct. 31, 1986, in California. They are traveling to the former Children’s Home on State Street, where the two met, he said. Mr. Nefer said he has not been back to Watertown since 1988.
Why would he have even been considered a threat to begin with? Ned’s just pushing his wife back to where they met over 20 years ago – pretty romantic if you ask me. Sure, I’d chalk it up as a little odd since 96.3% of husbands polled by IB admit to despising their wives (3.7% refused to answer, including one of our writers who claimed it was a reader poll so he wasn’t the target demo) but I wouldn’t feel threatened. I’d point and laugh at this pussy-whipped fool and his plastic wife wouldn’t let him do shit about it. Actually, Teagan’s the danger of this duo. 6′ black broad with golf ball nipples who grew up in a foster home? I’d rather wear a blindfold & fight two Chuck Norris’s. What’s telling about this story is that even the social services chick is dumbfounded by Mr. Nefer’s kindness toward the ol’ ball and chain. “This is definitely one of the very oddest things I’ve ever come across” is easily the most honest sentence a woman has ever uttered. Why Teagan’s even out of the kitchen in the first place is beyond me, but a man being this nice to the biggest pain in the ass he knows defies all logic. Even to a female, with whom logic is not a factor. What could possibly be the catc…oh wait, she can’t talk. She’s a mannequin. Carry on, Ned. You & your perfect wife enjoy your trip down memory lane, my friend.