Ku Klux Klan member attempts to recruit off Highway 280

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HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) – A Birmingham man says he is disgusted by an unsettling experience that happened to him Sunday afternoon outside of a popular hardware store off of Highway 280. The man, Bishop, was willing to share his experience as long as we kept his full name and his face private as a safety precaution.

“I can’t believe that in this day and age there’s still such hatemonger’s around,” Bishop said.

Bishop is a white man in his early 50s. While shopping for supplies Sunday evening, he was approached by a Traditionalist American Knight of the Ku Klux Klan (TAKKKK) member. Bishop says he was dressed in a suit and tie.

“The southern accent really got to me because it was very recognizable. I’m thinking he’s a local guy,” said Bishop.

Bishop later posted a picture of the flyer on Facebook where blogger Lee Waites shared the story…

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