facebook
twitter
search
search

Man who dressed as Hitler cleared

March 8, 2013 at 2:07 PM

JONKOPING, Sweden, March 8 (UPI) -- A Swedish court threw out hate crime charges against a 24-year-old man who went to a costume party dressed as Adolf Hitler.

The Jonkoping District Court ruled the man did not intend to appear threatening or disrespectful to any group when he donned a costume resembling the Nazi dictator, complete with a swastika armband and small mustache, the Swedish news agency TT reported Friday.

"My client went to a costume party and the point wasn't to express some political or other view. Rather, it was simply to represent a Nazi," attorney Mats Erfors said. "He wasn't walking around the city with a swastika."

However, the man was convicted on weapons charges after a shotgun and a stun gun were found at his apartment.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Adolf Hitler
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Einstein vindicated: Scientists find gravitational waves
Vatican: Bishops not required to report abuse to police
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Dementia rates decline in U.S., researchers unsure why
'El Chapo' drug empire's alleged financial operator arrested in Mexico