A white separatist in Idaho has drawn the ire of neighbors and a visit from the law after building a snowman shaped like a noose-carrying KKK member on his front lawn, KXLY in Spokane, Wash., reports.
Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies, called by concerned parents at nearby Hayden Meadows Elementary School, told Mark Eliseuson that he could be charged with a public nuisance, KXLY says.
Eliseuson told KXLY he saw nothing wrong with the snowman, but he did remove the noose and knock off the pointy top.
“It’s such a message of hate,” said Amber Caldwell, who saw the snowman while visiting her cousin in the neighborhood.
Eliseuson has angered neighbors in the past by flying Aryan Nations flags at his home. At Halloween he passed out bullet casings after he said he ran out of candy.