ENID, Oklahoma — A woman who was shot in the back with an AR-15 by an Oklahoma Neo-Nazi after she tore down a Nazi flag flying in front of his house has filed a lawsuit accusing him of negligence, according to court documents.
Kyndal McVey, 26, was at a party across the road from Alexander Feaster’s house last June in the town of Hunter, Oklahoma, when she ran over around 3 a.m. and grabbed one of the two swastika flags he had flying outside his residence.
As she ran off with the flag, Feaster ran out of his house with an AR-15 and began firing.
Cops say the 45-year-old Feaster fired at least seven shots at McVey, striking her several times in the lower abdomen and legs. She required multiple surgeries and several weeks of hospitalization, authorities said.
In her lawsuit, McVey accuses Feaster of “reckless disregard” and asks for more than $75,000 in damages for “mental and physical pain and suffering,” and medical expenses.
Feaster was arrested following the shooting and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, a felony. Investigators allege that Feaster, was lying in wait for someone from the party to try and steal his Nazi flags. The shooting was captured by Feaster’s home security system, which, cops say, recorded him running out the front door “with a large AR platform rifle on a sling and at the ready.”
During a search of Feaster’s home, cops noticed that a chair was placed at the front of the residence facing the door. A large ashtray containing several cigarette butts was nearby, as was a pair of handcuffs. “It appeared that Mr. Feaster was anticipating an incident to take place and had been watching from that spot,” a sheriff’s deputy reported.
Feaster, free on $75,000 bail, is scheduled for a March 5 preliminary hearing in the shooting case. He claims to have “acted in self-defense,” adding that he was in fear of “imminent danger of death or great bodily harm.”
In court filings, Feaster–who spent 10 years in the military and was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq–has portrayed himself as a “patriotic citizen” and “loyal American” whose political beliefs had subjected him to threats, harassment, and the frequent theft of his Nazi flags.
Feaster claims McVey is the real criminal and that he is actually a hate crime victim. The AR-15, Feaster contends, is a “precautionary weapon” that he aimed below McVey’s “center mass” so that the fusillade would not prove fatal.
Feaster’s profile page on Gab, a social network favored by the alt-right, is decorated with a Nazi flag and the German phrase “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue” (“My Honor, is Loyalty”), which was the motto of the Waffen-SS.
In a court filing, Feaster argued that there should be no negative implications from his public display of the swastika flags. While he “does not subscribe to all the tenets of National Socialism,” Feaster “believes that the United States’ economic situation, as it is now, is not dissimilar from the Weimar Republic of Germany in the early 1930’s when Adolph Hitler was elected Chancellor.”