FENTON, Mo. – It sounds like something any town would want to hear: neighborhood watch patrols are looking out for you. But it's who the fliers are from that has some people saying "no thanks."
The KKK fliers were tossed out of a white van Tuesday night in plastic bags containing rocks so they wouldn't blow away. One says "Neighborhood watch: You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake." But residents like Laurie Kifer says she doesn't appreciate the Klan's message.
Around 10 p.m. residents at the Bridleton Woods apartment complex say they saw a white van with someone inside tossing out fliers warning of pedophiles, drug dealers, and thieves. Kifer says it was cowardly act by the KKK messengers.
"If they believe in what they're saying, they come and talk to us. To me that's a coward that would sneak in in the middle of the night and promote hatred," said Kifer.
"I don't know the law to be honest, but I don't want it here. If it is breaking the law, I hope the police can get them and take them in," said property manager Karen Braswell.
Passing out the fliers is not breaking the law according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Capt. Ron Arnhart says they're investigating and they plan more patrols, but he says there's not much the authorities can do until a law is broken.