Leona Kelley and her son went to a Family Dollar in north Tulsa earlier this week to do some shopping, but she was in for a shock when she gave her son a quarter for the toy vending machine.
“We actually bought four things and three of them were little dinosaurs or something,” Kelley told FOX23. “And on the fourth one, it so happened this fell out,” she said, referring to the ring pictured above.
Kelley told FOX23 that she went to other Family Dollar stores around Tulsa and did not find the Nazi rings in any other vending machines. She said she believes the vendor may have intentionally put the rings in a predominately African American neighborhood.
FOX23 went to the Family Dollar store in north Tulsa near East Pine Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to find out more about how the rings ended up being sold. They observed another ten to fifteen more swastika rings in the machine mixed in with other jewelry that featured dinosaurs and happy faces.
Family Dollar told FOX23 they don’t maintain or stock the vending machine, and “they’ve had trouble with the vendor in the past.”
(That this happened in a state experiencing a John Birch Society revival is not-too-surprising)
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