Ealier this week, a guy in Massachusetts sent this Twitter message to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing:
"Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky's butt. He's a GREAT ambassador for Detroit."
Mayor Bing's response? Thanks, but no thanks.
"There are not any plans to erect a statue of Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion."
But Detroit artist Jerry Paffendorf and others are running with the idea. Paffendorf says the idea touched a "funny bone," and sparked "the kind of interest and intrigue in Detroit, and an interest in what Robocop means to Detroit."