Walter Stolper, 73, is accused of targeting Jews when attempting to torch a Miami apartment
A plethora of Nazi memorabilia -- including a mug featuring Adolf Hitler wearing a Santa hat and a copy of «Mein Kampf» -- was found inside the Florida apartment of an elderly man accused of trying to torch a building in an effort to kill Jews.
Walter Stolper, 73, faces life in prison after he was caught on surveillance video in July carting around plastic containers full of gasoline at the Pavilion Condominium in Miami Beach.
«We were minutes away from a potentially deadly situation,» Miami Beach police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez
said following Stolper’s arrest, Miami CBS reported.
Police said Stolper had been evicted from the building.
Stolper’s friend, Luiz Diaz, is credited with alerting police after Diaz said the two men had a weird phone conversation.
Pictures released by the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office showed the trove of Nazi items displayed prominently inside Stolper’s waterfront condo.
Among them were Hitler’s notorious autobiography, a framed Nazi eagle logo, what appeared to be a Nazi calendar and a stylized print of an SS propaganda poster.
Rodriguez called Stolper is «troubled individual».