A Tulsa mother is asking why a vending machine located in a dollar store in a predominately African–American neighborhood is stocked with toy rings bearing a Nazi logo, reports Fox23.
According to Leona Kelley, she always gives her son a quarter to get a toy out of a vending machine full of ‘bubbles’ containing tiny dinosaurs, happy faces, and stickers when they visit the Family Dollar store on Martin Luther King Blvd in North Tulsa. On a recent visit she gave her son a dollar and he received three dinosaurs and small plastic ring bearing a Nazi logo.
“You don’t want to know what my reaction was,” Kelley said. “I just started yelling at the store people like ‘what the hmmm is this!’ I’m like ‘why is this here?'”
According to Family Dollar store, they don’t stock the machine, but they admitted they have previously had problems with the vendor responsible for the machine.
Without emptying the machine, a reporter from Fox23 said he saw about ten to fifteen more of the gold rings bearing a version of the eagle and swastika logo known as the ‘parteiadler,’ the official symbol of the Nazi party.
After alerting the store management to the ring, Kelley said she visited several other Family Dollar stores and checked similar machines, but was unable to see any Nazi-themed jewelry in them.
A call to the phone number listed on the machines was answered by a man who said he had “no comment,” adding that all the items in the machine would be examined and removed in necessary.
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