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Sun Jun 14, 2015, 08:50 AM

Suspected Van in Dallas Police Attack Sold as 'Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicle'

Suspected Van in Dallas Police Attack Sold as 'Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicle'

By VICE News
June 13, 2015 | 9:45 am

Police are working to verify if the armored van used in the shootout Saturday in Dallas was the one sold on Ebay on June 7, almost six days before the incident. Described as a "zombie apocalypse assault vehicle," the van closely resembles the armored vehicle used by the assailant to ram a police cruiser and flee after opening fire on Dallas police headquarters.

Georgia-based Jenco Sales Inc. advertised the van on May 29 as an "armored zombie busting vehicle" with "bullet proof windows" and tactical step boards for "drive-by mow downs." The 1995 E-Series three-door van was sold just over a week later for $8,250.



Jenco Sales Inc. also describes some of the other features of the van, notably gun ports conveniently located so that "no zombie juice touches you during a mass zombie takedown." The bumpers are reportedly made of reinforced steel tubing so that dents can be avoided. The entire van is said to be armor plated and has bulletproof windows "just in case you run into other zombie hunting hordes who might try to take this bad boy from you."

The ad also mentions that the van was purchased from Pickens Co, South Carolina, and has some minor wear and tear.

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A Dallas police sniper shot the suspected gunmen in the attack through the windshield of the van after a standoff on Saturday morning. Police also reportedly fired a .50-caliber rifle to disable the van's engine. Police fear that the vehicle may be rigged with explosives, and they are using robots for a "planned detonation." Other than the gunman, who is presumed dead, no injuries have been reported in the attack.

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Reply Suspected Van in Dallas Police Attack Sold as 'Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicle' (Original post)
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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 09:09 AM

1. Former sheriff vehicle




PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -
The Pickens County Sheriff's Office said an armored van sold in Georgia, a van several media outlets are reporting was sold to the suspect in a Texas shooting, was listed by the seller as having a vehicle identification number matching a former sheriff's office vehicle.
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CBS46 in Atlanta is reporting the armored van was purchased by the shooting suspect from a truck dealer in Coweta County, Georgia. Reports said the vehicle was listed on eBay by Jenco Sales, Inc.

According to reports, the van was advertised for sale as a "zombie apocalypse assault vehicle and troop transport."

Chief Deputy Creed Hashe with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office said the VIN number in the van's listing from Jenco Sales had the same VIN number as a 1995 blue Ford Econoline that was formerly in the sheriff's office's inventory.

More at: http://www.wistv.com/story/29313578/deputies-armored-van-used-in-dallas-shooting-likely-from-pickens-co


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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 09:13 AM

2. This looks like an ordinary police or security van.

But adding zombie fighting definitely brings up the price.

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Sun Jun 14, 2015, 09:40 AM

3. A Dallas police sniper shot the suspected gunmen in the attack through the windshield of the van

I guess the windows wern't all that bullet proof. huh?

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Sun Jun 14, 2015, 09:44 AM

4. The cops had a fifty caliber snipe rgun.

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