Isidore Heath Campbell, who gained notoriety when he tried in 2008 to have a birthday cake for his son inscribed with “Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler,” filed the paperwork in superior court on Feb. 14 to legally change his last name to Hitler.
A hearing on the name change is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 24 in Hunterdon County, according to court documents.
Campbell became the focus of a documentary film titled “Meet the Hitlers,” which was released in April of last year on DVD and online. According to its imdb.com entry, it is “a feature documentary that examines the relationship between names and identity, by exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name Hitler.”
He would later lose parental rights to his nine children.
Campbell was sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation last year as part of a plea deal he made on charges of resisting arrest and obstructing justice.
On Oct. 19, 2015, Holland Township Police were called to investigate a domestic violence incident, it was previously reported by NJ Advance Media.
Campbell left before police arrived, and was later charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident. He was later arrested by police in Shippensburg, Pa., on March 11, 2016, and brought back to New Jersey after waiving extradition. Campbell was listed among Hunterdon’s most wanted fugitives at the time of his arrest. In court documents, he lists a Shippensburg property as his temporary address.