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Arlington’s 18-foot topless mermaid can be yours for $3,000


D.G. the mermaid, as seen from its owners’ house in Arlington. Now she can be yours, and face any way you like. If the neighbors are okay with that. (JOEL RICHARDSON/THE WASHINGTON POST)

The Post’s Laura Sessions Stepp chronicled the busty mermaid’s journey to infamy in 2004, and now ArlNow.com reports that the buxom lass is for sale. Paul Jackson has placed an ad on Craigslist, saying that her roots (in the ground, not her hair) are weakening, and that the “Buyer is responsible for ‘slicing her off’ and transporting her to her new home.”

She’s named “D.G.,” for Damaged Goods, and she still stands in the 6200 block of Lee Highway. Potential buyers and gawkers should probably move quickly.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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