Purple octopus mural fine around $2,000

WALLA WALLA -- The fine for a Walla Walla toy store with a purple octopus mural now totals about $2,000.

The city says the painting at the Inland Octopus toy store is an illegal sign, running up a fine of $100 a day.

Store owner Bob Catsiff says the mural is art. He's taking the city to court Nov. 18.

KNDU-TV reports 1,300 people have signed a petition supporting the store owner.