A Nazi ring in a vending machine was “won” by a 4-year-old in Oklahoma. According to the New York Daily News, Leona Kelley said that her son was thrilled to put a quarter in the vending machine at a Family Dollar store in Tulsa. Little did Kelley know that her son would “win” a ring with a swastika on it.
“We actually bought four things, and three of them were little dinosaurs or something. And on the fourth one, it so happened this fell out. You don’t want to know what my reaction was. I just started yelling at the store people like ‘what the mmmm is this!’ I’m like ‘why is this here?” Kelley said. The gold colored ring featured an engraving of The Parteiadler, which is known as the emblem of Hitler’s Nazi Party.
The Nazi ring was apparently made for the vending machine, as it was made of a bendable material and seemed like a toy. It is unknown who created the ring, or who thought it was a good idea to put it in there, but it doesn’t sound like this was an accident.
“It was made just like the other rings they’ve got in there. You can bend it up and shove it in here. So it was made for a vending machine. I just don’t understand why,” Kelley said. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Family Dollar said that they don’t manage the vending machines inside their stores and that the machines are stocked by an outside vendor.
A phone call was placed to the number on the side of the vending machine, but the person who answered said he had “no comment” on the incident. Before hanging up, however, the man did say that the contents of the machine would be “examined and removed.”
The Nazi ring in the vending machine wasn’t the only strange swastika incident that made headlines this week. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a woman in a Walgreens store in Northridge, California, noticed swastikas in the design on a certain wrapping paper. Appalled, the woman told the store manager, and she was determined to make sure this went national so that all of the offensive paper was removed from stores around the country.
“It blew me away. What the hell was that doing on there? I said, ‘I want it out of the store, but I wanted this to go national. I want this out of the stores nationally,'” said the woman.
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