6 posts tagged Rampage

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They are asking again: Why is it called KILLDOZER?

It’s a common question. Lately, a Facebook follower posed the question: Why is the book called KILLDOZER if nobody was killed? I’ll respond to that question again. Here’s why. The world named it First, in some sense, I didn’t really name it the KILLDOZER. The world did that without any coaxing or coaching from me. Within hours after the Granby bulldozer rampage made national news the web postings, phone calls and letters to the editor started. And many of them grasped onto the ...

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Granby eight days after the Killdozer rampage’s 14th anniversary

Here it is, 14 years and eight days after the Killdozer rampage that destroyed or damaged 13 buildings in the town of Granby. And, yes, the town looks different today than it did on the morning of June 4, 2004. Here’s a re-cap. The large metal shed where Marv Heemeyer built his 85-ton bulldozer-tank is now an office and indoor storage building for the Trash Company, the outfit that bought the property from Heemeyer for $400,000 in 2003. The office where people now do business is the ...

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Comparing Rampage the film with the KILLDOZER rampage

When I saw that a movie called Rampage was showing at theatres across the country, I knew I had to see it. I wanted to compare Rampage, the Hollywood film, with my book “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage.” And now that I’ve seen the movie, well, there aren’t many concrete similarities other than that both my book and the movie are about rampages. The rampage in the book is about the massive destruction caused in the town of Granby, Colorado by Marv ...

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Cartoon effectiveness of KILLDOZER comic

The cartoon effectiveness of the KILLDOZER

One look at the cartoon from 1973 shown above helps to explain one of the reasons I chose the name KILLDOZER for my book. My book is about the Colorado bulldozer rampage that took place in Granby on June 4, 2004. In true and classic comic book style, this great cover expands visually on all the aspects of the KILLDOZER name that make it appealing. First, it is out there and in your face. The name KILLDOZER has that curious appeal to it that all at once plays on the common noun “bulldo...

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The KILLDOZER was well-armed, stopping any and all bullets fired at Marv Heemeyer's creation, which he called Marv's MK Dozer.

When good guys with guns fail

Many good guys with guns firing away at a heavily armed rampager in Granby, Colorado failed to stop the violence with their guns. Why did they fail to stop Marvin Heemeyer during his rampage on June 4, 2004? Because Heemeyer conducted his rampage with a homemade tank that was impregnable to bullets and even explosives. Heemeyer, in essence, conducted his spree from inside what could be seen as a massive, marauding piece of body armor. Heemeyer’s rampage destroyed 13 buildings and caused ...

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Other rampages, film may have influenced Heemeyer

Where did Marv Heemeyer get the idea for his bulldozer-tank? He never states in his tapes or writings where he got the idea for the tank or the rampage itself.  And yet, there were several incidents that took place in the 1990s, and one in 1981, that might have planted the seed. One incident wasn’t so far away from Granby. Rampage in Alma, Colorado In Alma, Colorado, another mountain town 70 miles southwest of Granby, a similar event took place in 1998. On Feb. 28, Thomas Dean Leask, ...

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