Mecca, California: Muffler Man (Gone)

Reported gone in 2007.

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Headless Muffler Man. Muffler Man

The Muffler Man in Mecca is gone. The people there don't speak English and they have no idea where it went.

[S. Winston, 07/02/2007]

Here's a 2003 view sent by Steve Campbell of the Muffler Man in his headless heyday.

Muffler Man

Sadly, this muffler man is no more. I travel this route several times a year, and remember him when he had a head. I think he had been there since the late '60s.

[Tom Andersen, 02/05/2007]
Headless Muffler Man. Headless Muffler Man

This headless muffler man is at a convenience store ("Poor Richards"). We stopped to take a picture of his still-standing, yet decapitated body and I wondered - what happened to the head? My question was answered when I saw the head laying on the ground behind a fence near the body. And still smiling, I might add.

[Julie Peasley, 01/22/2004]
Headless M-Man. Decapitated Muffler Man

I snapped shortly after sighting on Hwy 111 in CA, near Palm Springs.

[Chris Testa, 02/24/2001]
Muffler Man

I was driving along Interstate 111 on New Year's Eve when lo and behold a chance encounter with a decapitated Muffler Man off the road near a local market! Further study reveals my sighting to be the unfortunate fate of a previously sighted muffler man. Thought you would all appreciate (or sadly, grieve) the update.

[Chris Testa, 01/07/2001]

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