A "tramp" doll that has drawn protests from homeless people in Connecticut is not available in Utah.
"Steve the Tramp" dolls sparked the ire of homeless people and advocates for the homeless because of the description on the package: "Hardened and bitter after a life on the mean streets, Steve the Tramp is a lout who would just as soon take your life as your wallet. Despite a low IQ, he's as dangerous as they come."The doll is sold by Walt Disney Co. as a "Dick Tracy" character. Kay Bee Toy and Hobby, which was distributing the doll in some of its 1,200 stores, has pulled it from the shelves.
But Kay Bee officials say that, to the best of their knowledge, the doll was never available in Utah.
In a statement released to the Associated Press, Walt Disney Co. said the toy was "not intended in any way to represent the homeless."