Four Year-Old Buys Nazi Ring in Vending Machine

Ring with the Nazi party symbol infuriates mother in Tulsa; vending company known to be 'problematic.'

Tova Dvorin,

Nazi-themed toy (illustrative)
Nazi-themed toy (illustrative)
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A vending company in Tulsa, Oklahoma is under fire on Friday, after a four-year-old boy presented a toy ring with Nazi insignia on it to his shocked mother. 

Leona Kelley told a local television network, KOKI-TV, that she was livid after her son presented her with the ring, which was purchased with a quarter (25 cent) at a toy vending machine outside a local Family Dollar store. According to Kelley, the ring was "made just like the other rings they've got in there."

 

The Nazi symbol, an eagle with a swastika in its talons, is known as The Parteiadler - and was Adolf Hitler's emblem for the genocidal Nazi Party during the Third Reich. 

Kelley went inside the store and yelled at the store owners before leaving, confiscating the toy ring. She later traveled to other Family Dollar stores in Tulsa and found that no other machines had the ring in stock.

KOKI later attempted to call the vending company, but calls were left unanswered. The company, which remains unnamed, has apparently been known to be problematic before. 




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