White supremacist Craig Cobb became infamous earlier this year after he touted plans to turn his small community of Leith, North Dakota into an Aryan enclave. His efforts were quickly rebuked by his neigborhood.
Since his initial 15 minutes of fame, Cobb has re-emerged in the news, first for an awkward talk show appearance where he learned via a DNA test that he was actually 14 percent African and an incident where he and a partner were arrested for parading around with guns in Grant County.
Cobb reportedly texted the local Bismark Tribune that he pulled off the stunt “because of the many violences [sic] and harassments against we and the children.”
That incident inspired Tom Metzger, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, to distance himself from Cobb.
“The way he does business is not the way I do business,” Metzger told the Associated Press. “I think people should move into communities as regular people and become part of the community, and not necessarily declare their racist views.”
Now, the 62-year-old Cobb’s story has taken an even more bizarre turn.
According to the Los Angeles Times, he has become the target of racially charged graffiti, and his fellow white supremacists are suspected to be the culprit.
“The individual in question was interviewed, and when his interview answers weren’t matching up, he essentially admitted it,” Grant County Assistant State’s Atty. Todd Schwarz told the Los Angeles Times. “The one that tipped it off — he painted on the house, ‘BACK IN BLACK,’ and he’s not an AC/DC fan.”
The Times reports that Cobb had a “falling out” with his racist friends when the news of his DNA test broke. Meanwhile, he faces felony charges for “terrorizing” his own neighborhood.
“I’ve got a small community that is absolutely justified in being in fear of this man and his escalation,” Schwarz told the paper. “‘Back in black’ — there’s got to be some irony in it.”