Man Posting Nazi Stickers in California Town Confronted in Viral Video

A video has emerged showing a man being confronted as he posts swastika stickers around a California town.

The 9-minute clip was recorded and posted on social media by Fairfax resident Noah Mohan. It has been viewed more than 83,000 times on Instagram.

In the video, Mohan approaches the man putting up the stickers—which featured a swastika and the phrase "We are everywhere"—and tells him to get out of the town.

When Mohan asks why the man is posting stickers with the Nazi emblem on them, he replies: "Because I stand by that ideology."

Mohan then follows the man and continues to film him, tearing off the stickers as he goes.

"You can keep putting them up, bro, I'mma keep ripping them off," Mohan said.

Elsewhere in the video, Mohan suggests the man is a Donald Trump supporter, which the man denies.

"If you're not a Trump supporter, f*** you either way," Mohan said.

Mohan also describes the man as looking like Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two people at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August.

"I'm being real nice to you. Most of the time I want to punch a Nazi in the face, but I'm being real cool with you," Mohan added.

At one point in the footage, another bystander confronts the man and asks if he has ever been to the concentration camp Auschwitz. The man responds: "I don't believe it is real."

The man posting the stickers had a knife on him, but does not brandish it during the video. The clip ends with officers arriving on the scene.

Warning: This video contains strong language

"Personally, I will not let that s*** slide in my town and I hope you guys feel the same way," Mohan wrote on Instagram.

"Racism is alive and growing in Marin county and we need to call it out and condemn it at all costs if we want this to be a safe and peaceful place for people of all skin color, religion."

Mohan, who is half Jewish and an amateur boxer, told ABC7 News: "For him to come and put up Nazi stickers in a place where he doesn't live and in the middle of the day? Thinking no one would do anything about it? That is crazy to me.

"If I had hit him, I would be the one in jail in cuffs," said Mohan. "It's just right and wrong. I am not a hero. Just doing what is right."

Fairfax Police Chief Christopher Morin said officers had detained the man but he was later released. Morin confirmed the man was allowed to carry the knife.

"It was a standard pocket knife that anyone can possess," Morin told the Marin Independent-Journal. "The reason we took that information in is because residents on Nextdoor are alleging a weapon was involved and that the suspect brandished a knife. So we needed to quell that rumor."

The suspect could face charges for hate crimes and vandalism.

"Officers have completed their follow-up investigation and will be sending the reports to the district attorney's office for review of charges against this person for the posting of these inflammatory hate-related stickers," Morin said.

The Marin County District Attorney has been contacted for comment.

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A Nazi sticker is scraped off a drainpipe in Berlin by 66-year-old activist Irmela Mensah-Schramm on December 20, 2011. A man filmed posting swastika stickers around a California town was confronted by bystanders. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty