PORTLAND, Ore. – Authorities say four Oregon teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead had spent an evening sketching out ideas for torturing him.
According to an affidavit filed Tuesday, the Feb. 10 attack went as planned until they sent the 16-year-old to pull cash from an ATM. He fled to a nearby store instead and called police.
The teen told investigators he was lured to a shed by 15-year-old Jenna Montgomery. There, he said 15-year-old Blue Kalmbach shot him with a BB gun and used a box cutter to cut the swastika.
A similar attack was portrayed in the 2009 World War II movie Inglourious Basterds.
All five teens attend the same southeast Portland high school. On the morning of the alleged assault, Montgomery asked the victim to hang out after school. They walked behind a house nearby, according to the affidavit, and Montgomery led him to a shed in the backyard.
Waiting inside were Kalmbach, 17-year-old Jess Taylor and a 14-year-old boy.
Mr. Taylor stated that he helped formulate the plan to torture (the victim), Multnomah County assistant district attorney Chris Ramras wrote in the affidavit, and assisted by writing down several ideas.
Kalmbach pointed a gun – later identified as a BB gun – at the victim and told him to take off his shirt.
The victim told police that when he complied, Kalmbach shot him in the chest, the groin and one of his hands. Then Kalmbach used a box cutter to cut the swastika into the victim’s forehead, the affidavit said.