July 4th Joyride in M20 Armored Utility Car Ends in Jail

In what might best be described as a lapse of…

In what might best be described as a lapse of judgment, a veteran behind the wheel of an M20 Armored Utility Car sent bystanders diving for cover on July 4th.

John Lind and others inside the World War II-era armored military vehicle may have just been celebrating the holiday, but people watching fireworks near Lind’s Shelby Township home were certainly startled as a .50-caliber machine gun atop the vehicle, modified to fire compressed gas, emitted a bright flash and loud, realistic gunfire sounds. A flurry of 911 calls brought a response from several police agencies.

Read more in The Detroit Free Press.

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  • Rob

    What is the charge?