GREATEST HITS: Killdozer aka The Colorado Bulldozer Rampage
Imagine sitting at your desk at work, a day like any other. All of a sudden you hear a rumbling that gets louder, and louder. Then you look out the window and see it: a massive tank (yes - TANK), covered in guns, coming straight towards your office. You get outside just in time to see this thing completely flatten your building to the ground, then drive away. Um… WHAT?
That’s exactly what happened in 2004 to the people in Granby, Colorado. Marvin Heemeyer, a local man, was angry at most people in town about a bunch of different nonsense, so he decided to take revenge by spending more than a year modifying a bulldozer into a weaponised war-like tank, which he then drove all over town for several hours destroying everything in his wake. As you do. Local businesses, the town hall, the library, even the police station - all flattened by the Killdozer. And because this thing was indestructible (bullet-proof, bomb-proof, unbreakable steel), there was nothing the police could do, but watch helplessly and hope something - anything - would stop it. It literally got to the point where the army considered dropping a bomb on it so strong it would also destroy the entire town. So what stopped the Killdozer in the end?
We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this:
Watch the 'Tread' documentary trailer https://bit.ly/tread-documentary .
Watch this good Youtube breakdown 'KILLDOZER: How a Man Made His Own Tank' https://bit.ly/3IGzqbi .
Watch News Footage from the day bootlegged on YouTube https://bit.ly/3MUF38r .
Killdozer: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage https://bit.ly/killdozer-book written by Patrick Brower - the editor of the local paper and was in one of the buildings Marvin Heemeyer attacked
Read 'Marvin Heemeyer And His 'Killdozer' Rampage Through A Colorado Town' from All That's Interesting https://bit.ly/45AkqFJ .
Read 'Enter the Killdozer: how a 2004 rampage inspired today’s right-wing preppers' from GQ by Bradley Garrett https://bit.ly/3MDufdm .
Read 'Killdozer Day: The Story of Marvin Heemeyer' from Snopes.com https://bit.ly/424YVdf .
Read Marvin's Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Heemeyer .
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