A 19-year-old California man was arrested after he was caught hanging swastika stickers in town by a 21-year-old resident who confronted him on camera.
The male suspect, whose identity is being withheld by police, was captured Tuesday on smartphone footage showing the racist symbols in downtown Fairfax, Marin County.
Noah Mohan, 21, who lives in Fairfax, spotted him putting swastikas and "We Are Everywhere" stickers all over town.
He filmed the incident and said "not in my town" to the 19-year-old when he tore off the hateful stickers.
Police arrested the suspect and confirmed that he was an outsider from Livermore, Alameda County.
A 19-year-old California man was arrested after he was caught putting Nazi stickers around town by a 21-year-old resident who confronted him on camera. Picture the suspect
The male suspect, whose identity is being held by police, was captured on smartphone footage bearing the racist symbols (above) in downtown Fairfax, Marin County on Tuesday
The 9-minute footage of the encounter has since gone viral on social media.
It shows how Mohan confronts the visitor outside the city and asks what he is doing in his city.
Mohan said he was walking his dog with his girlfriend at the time.
"Let me see your stickers?" he says to the suspect, a white man wearing dark jeans, a black leather jacket, a black face mask and sunglasses.
When he sees what the stickers are, Mohan says to him, "Don't put this up in my damn town, brother."
The suspect tells Mohan that he is setting it up because he "believes in Nazi ideology".
Footage continues when the suspect walks away with Mohan and tells him, “Put Nazi stickers in Fairfax? Let me see your face brother You keep putting them up if you want and I'll keep tearing them down. & # 39;
21-year-old Noah Mohan (above), who lives in Fairfax, spotted the suspect, who was posting swastikas and the words “We Are Everywhere” around town
Later he is heard saying to the suspect, "Not in my town, brother" and "Go back to your car" to which the 19 year old replies, "Why? So can you take a picture of my license plate?"
The Fairfax Police were called to the scene.
The police confirmed that they had arrested the man in the photos and videos and that he was an outsider.
Mohan's footage will be used as evidence in the case, they said.
The 9-minute footage of the encounter has since gone viral on social media. It shows Mohan confronting the visitor outside the city (see picture above) – a white man with dark jeans, black leather jacket, black face mask and sunglasses
When he sees what the stickers are, Mohan tells him, "Don't bring this up in my damn town, brother." Footage continues as the suspect (above) walks away with Mohan
The Fairfax Police were called to the scene. Police confirmed that they had arrested the man in the photos and video and that he was an outsider, but said they would not disclose his identity
The case has been referred to the Marin County District Attorney for hate crime and vandalism charges.
Mohan, an amateur boxer, told ABC7 he was "not a hero" but was just doing "the right thing" to defend his city.
“So that he could put Nazi stickers in a place he doesn't even live in the middle of the day? Do you think nobody would do anything about it? This is crazy for me, ”he said.
"If I had hit him, I would be the one handcuffed in prison," Mohan said. & # 39; It's just right and wrong. I am not a hero. Just do what is right. & # 39;
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