British store calls police on shopper in Nazi uniform

1st November 2013, Comments 0 comments

A man wearing a full Nazi uniform was ejected from a British supermarket and the police were called after complaints by fellow shoppers, the store said on Friday.

The man, wearing a black SS officer's uniform complete with a cap and a red armband, left before police could arrive at the shop in Cambridge, eastern England, on Thursday.

A local man with mental health problems who is obsessed with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed responsibility for the Halloween incident on Twitter.

Paul Dutton said he had worn a black SS armband in the same Asda store twice a week for the past three years, and accused the supermarket chain of being "a bunch of racists".

"We had a number of customer complaints so we asked him to leave the store," a spokesman for Asda supermarkets said.

Local police said they were called to the store at 2:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Thursday but "by the time we got there he had already left peacefully", a spokeswoman said.

© 2013 AFP

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