Today is Killdozer Day, the anniversary of when Marvin Heemeyer decided to modify a bulldozer into a lethal “killdozer” and go on a rampage in Granby, Colorado after his zoning petition was repeatedly dismissed by a crooked town council. This real life tale is proof that sometimes reasonable men are driven to do unreasonable things in the name of justice, and Marvin Heemeyer is one of those men. It’s worth noting that despite having multiple weapons onboard in addition to the Killdozer itself, Heemeyer chose not to take a single life that day, other than his own.
“I was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable. Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things.” – Marvin John Heemeyer, 2004.
When Marvin Heemeyer of Granby, Colorado, reached a dead-end in his fight with the local zoning commission, the logical response would have been to petition them once again and await a future reply from them. After all, Marvin Heemeyer was known to have been a logical man, so it was expected that he would have taken a logical approach.
Instead, Marvin Heemeyer went home, outfitted his Komatsu D355A bulldozer with armored plates, a layer of concrete, and bulletproof plastic, and drove it through the town in a rampage, knocking down 13 buildings and causing $7 million worth of damage with his makeshift “killdozer.”
This is the shocking true story of Marvin Heemeyer’s revenge… read more >