A woman was allegedly shot four times in the back while trying to remove a swastika flag from a man’s front garden.
Police in Hunter, Oklahoma were called and now say Kyndal McVey, 26, is in hospital fighting to recover from her injuries inflicted by the rifle shots.
It is claimed Alexander John Feaster shot her four times as she tried to flee with the repulsive flag, one of several flying from his house.
The disturbing incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning and is understood to have been part of a dare.
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports of shots being fired in Hunter at around 3am.
It is claimed Ms McVey had attempted to steal the Nazi flag after being dared to at a party she was attending at a house across the street, reported the Enid News and Eagle.
“On the way back someone hollered ‘gun’,” Garfield County Sheriff Jody Helm told KFOR.
“She dropped the flag at the end of the driveway and shots were fired.”
Police arrived and arrested Feaster, 44, who was still inside his home.
He was taken into custody without incident and later booked in Garfield County Detention Facility on complaints of shooting with intent to kill and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
A search of his house apparently turned up at least 14 guns and associated ammo.
One neighbour, who did not wish to be named, told KOFU that there has “never really been a problem” over Feaster flying the Nazi flags at his home before.
“His flags got stolen a couple times when he first put them out but nothing ever came of it. This is the first time it’s ever come to violence,” the neighbour said. “He’s been out mowing neighbours’ yards and just smiling and waving at everyone.
“Nobody really knows him,” the neighbour added. “He keeps to himself.”
Another told 9 News: “No one likes the flags hanging over there but there’s not much you can do about it. But I’m not going to judge anyone for trying to go take them down either.”
Feaster is also reported to have worn a black outfit complete with red swastika armband whilst out in public, say local reports.
He is being held at the Garfield County Detention Center without bond.
The district attorney is still to decide if any charges should be brought against the woman for initially taking the Nazi flag from Feaster’s property.