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Community Outraged by East County Driver's Nazi Flag

An Alpine man who flies a Nazi flag from his SUV speaks with NBC 7's Dave Summers.

Many people in the Alpine community are outraged by a man who drives around with a Nazi flag strapped to his SUV.

Jerry Bulinski lives in a neighboring community. Driving around with a Nazi Flag may be asking for it, Bulinski said.

"It just represents the wrong ideals. It’s just a horrible part of history and it shouldn't be celebrated," Bulinski said. 

The Anti-Defamation League identifies the swastika as one of, if not the most, recognizable symbols of hate.

It is certainly getting attention in Alpine and now some residents want it gone. 

"Sometimes when I see it. I think, 'Oh my God, what is happening here?" resident Nycki Koch said.

Alpine resident Jesus Seineke is the man with the flag. He says two people tried to tear the flag from his SUV and fought with him in the parking lot of a store last month.

Seineke filed a complaint with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Deputies are duty-bound to investigate.

A spokesperson for the department told NBC 7 detectives are investigating the parking lot incident as battery and vandalism.

Just two days before this incident, there were complaints about a man waiving a Nazi flag while standing on the hood of an SUV along Alpine Boulevard, a sheriff’s spokesperson said. When deputies arrived at the scene the man was gone.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to better reflect community outrage in response to Seineke's Nazi flag.

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