Boy dresses in Nazi costume in Las Vegas

Photos show what appears to be a person dressed like Hitler at a Halloween event in Las Vegas.

The pictures were snapped during a trunk-or-treat Halloween event at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday.

Folks noticed someone dressed up as Hitler, down to swastikas on the side of his sleeve.

The posts quickly spread over the weekend across many Boulder City and Las Vegas Facebook pages.

The 12-year-old boy’s father said his son was studying World War II and the evil dictator at school.

He says his son just wanted to wear the costume. The father added his son is just a child and didn’t mean to offend anyone, and says this whole thing is blown out of proportion.

KTNV-TV in Las Vegas spoke with the area chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, who says the costume promotes hate and indifference.

“Even though nothing illegal happened, it was very offensive and can’t be allowed to be the norm,” said Jolie Brislin, Anti-Defamation League.