Don't Get Mad - Get an Armored Bulldozer and Get Even!

When they get angry, some lunatics rant and rave like this guy - but not Marvin Heemeyer of Grunbee Grandby Granby (third time's the charm!), Colorado:

52 year old welder Marvin Heemeyer lived in Grunbee Colorado fixing vehicle mufflers. His small repair shop was located near a concrete factory called Mountain Park. To Marvin and his neigbors' horrors, the owners of Mountain Park decided to expand the factory, forcing the people living near-by to sell their land to Mountain Park.

Sooner or later the factory's neigbhors gave up, except for Marvin. Having tried every way possible, the owners of the factory failed to acquire his land. However all the surrounding land was now owned by the factory, which resulted in Marvin's shop getting cut off from the rest of the world.

Marvin tried everything in his powers to restore justice. Obviously, the city council and other politicians of the state were on the factory owners' evil capitalist side. ...

On the 4th of June, 2004 during a rainy day Marvin rolled out into town on a bulldozer reinforced with metal sheets. He started with the concrete factory, destroying building after building, until the factory was demolished. Then it was the city council's turn followed by the town hall, then the bank, the public library, the fire station, a warehouse, the local paper and other buildings belonging to the mayor.

Having tried to stop Heemeyer, the police finally understood that Marvin's bulldozer was unstoppable. More than 200 bullets were fired at the vehicle, causing no harm at all. The police force then decided to battle the titan with hand grenades. Once again their efforts were useless. Later a vehicle rigged with explosives was put in Marvin's path to destruction, it also had little luck in stopping him.

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Actually I am a local... Unfortunately Marv was a good guy but he was NOT a hero. He didn't just try to bull doze specific people's businesses, he also shot at the large propane bullets in town repeatedly which(if they had exploded) could have caused many deaths. Too many times Americans try to make hero's out of crazy people. He ruined a lot of people's lives in that town and took his own in the process... He also ruined many people's businesses that were innocent of having anything to do with him or his property. Was that really worth it? There are better ways of handling things.
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Of course this guy was a hero. He had the courage to stand up do what needed to be done. The town, and the rest of us, will think twice before running ramshod over a person's rights like that.
You can whimper on about how people got hurt; but it was necessary. Until we all learn to treat each other with respect and decency, this type of thing will continue.
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TOWN OFFICLAS Are CORRUPT !, I am glad that That woken up some of us. Read about the TOWN Not these pigs & corrupted mayor, officials.

Our own people seems to be blinded by the real fact ! We are being f u c k e d over by the media and the officials
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It's "Granby", not "Grunby" or "Grandby". Here's the town web site:

Welcome to Granby
http://www.granbychamber.com/

It was a tragic, definitely unfunny event for all concerned. Several businesses and homes were destroyed, and the dozer driver--no hero--killed himself after delivering his "message". It's fortunate that no one else was killed or injured, and the town will never be quite the same.

Here's a follow-up story from a Denver newspaper:

Raging dozer remembered
Rocky Mountain News, June 2, 2005
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When justice is deaf, it is time for drastic measures. I am amazed that I had never heard of this before (living on ye olde continent). While this story is very sad, it is the proof that it can sometimes take only one person to act and deliver a clear message. In that case in a really theatrical way but stunning! There should be a day to celebrate his memory: MARVIN'S PAYBACK DAY!

Unarguably GENIUS.

I'm still curious to know what locals would have to say about it today.
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