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Idaho Man Creates KKK Snowman Holding Noose

Idaho Man Creates KKK Snowman Holding Noose

"A self-described white separatist."

Mark Eliseuson is knows for trumpeting white supremacy with Aryan-themed flags. But now he's taken it one step further: he's built a KKK snowman, complete with a noose, steps away from an elementary school:

Idaho's KXLY reports:

The homeowner who had the offensive snow sculpture in front of his home is Mark, who was profiled by KXLY back in Julywhen he posted flags ranging from an Aryan Nations flag to an SS flag at his home, drawing the ire of his neighbors. Then in October he angered residents further when, according to neighbors, he passed out bullets on Halloween. Mark refuted his neighbors claims, saying he didn't actually pass out bullets, but rather he passed out bullet casings, and only did so after he ran out of candy.

A self-described white separatist, Mark, who declined to give his last name during an interview in July, said Wednesday there was nothing wrong with his snowman.

He said he put the snowman on his front lawn about a week ago. At first the snowman was much smaller, but someone attempted to knock it over within the last day or two, so he rebuilt it. It was about 10 feet tall Wednesday morning.

Mark lives about 100 yards away from Hayden Meadows Elementary School and several concerned parents called authorities about the snowman. Two Kootenai County sheriff's deputies went to his home Wednesday and said there is a statute in Idaho against hanging nooses, which could have led to a criminal complaint against Mark if the noose hadn't been removed from the sculpture.

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