Memphis, TN – A black man with a Hitler mustache who reportedly wore Nazi emblems at a Confederate rally and drives a hearse as his personal car gave an interview to a TV station that is going viral.
Jerome Powell is accused by police of trying to lure children into a hearse and touching himself. Powell was arrested by police and gave the interview to WREG-TV to clear his name. (Video below)
Powell refutes police and eye witness claims of his wrongdoing throughout the interview.
The TV reporter asked Powell why he was at a Confederate rally wearing Nazi symbols on his sleeves.
“I can do whatever I want to do,” Powell said. “It’s a free country.”
The TV reporter asked him why he had a mustache that resembles Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
“That’s the way I wear it,” Powell said. “I’ll wear it like that until I’m dead and gone.”
The TV reporter asked Powell if he had a dead body in his car. Powell drives a hearse.
“I ain’t never rode with no dead body,” Powell said. “I respect that car for what it is. It’s a hearse.”
“Why do you have a hearse if you don’t have a body in it,” the TV reporter asked.
“That’s my personal car. A lot of folks got cars that don’t have bodies in it,” Powell said. “It’s just a personal car. Something I wanted to have.”
At the end of the interview, Powell was frustrated with his situation and made what sounded like a threat.
“If they really want some get going, I can show them what I really can do,” Powell said. “Like I said, it ain’t got to that point, yet. I hope it don’t. Don’t push me to doing something that is going to affect everybody.”
You can see the interview video below: