Eighteen years ago today - Marvin Heemeyer

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I covered it when it happened in 2004 (here, here and here) as well as a couple times after.
Today is "Killdozer Day"  From Infogalactic:

On June 4, 2004, Heemeyer drove his armored bulldozer through the wall of his former business, the concrete plant, the Town Hall, the office of the local newspaper that editorialized against him, the home of a former judge's widow, and a hardware store owned by another man Heemeyer named in a lawsuit, as well as others. Owners of all the buildings that were damaged had some connection to Heemeyer's disputes.

The rampage lasted 2 hours 7 minutes, destroying 13 buildings, knocking out natural gas service to City Hall and the concrete plant, and damaging a truck and part of a utility service center. Despite the great damage to property, no one besides Heemeyer was killed. The cost of the damage was estimated at $7 million.

Zoning problems - small-town politics.  He had purchased some land and the city planners screwed him over. More here and here.

Rest in power Marvin

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This page contains a single entry by DaveH published on June 4, 2022 8:56 PM.

Yeah - looks fishy to me too - Peter Navarro arrest was the previous entry in this blog.

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