What's wild about this whole story is how it got blown out of proportion.
Marvin Heemeyer purchased his muffler shop which did not have a working toilet in it. The city ignored this for almost a decade, until he got mad about the concrete batch plant that was being built across the street. It never blocked his access, and any person with two braincells to rub together would be able to figure out that a lawyer would have been able to EASILY sue the plant owners of they blocked a right of way. Anyways, so Heemeyer made a stink about the plant and started a campaign to halt to batch plant's construction, implicating some city council people in that process as being corrupt. The city turned around and hit Heemeyer with the lack of sewage citation, but still gave him a large amount of time to rectify the problem. Meanwhile Heemeyer leveraged a lawsuit against the concrete business, which in turn offered to settle with him and pay for his sewer hookup and help pave his property. Heemeyer instead skld the property for a huge proft, built his tank and went on his rampage which ended only with his death.
So never forget that small business owners are insane, I guess.
theres a source in there.... https://www.amazon.com/dp/0982352018/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZJZ9Cb5A2DRF9
It’s from this book: https://www.amazon.com/KILLDOZER-Story-Colorado-Bulldozer-Rampage/dp/0982352018
> About the Author
Patrick F. Brower is uniquely qualified to write this book. He is the former editor and publisher of the Sky-Hi News, and a group of weekly and daily newspapers, in Granby, Colorado. He was published extensively for 28 years, as a reporter, editor and columnist and has received numerous statewide and regional awards for his writing. He's also had short fiction published in the Redneck Review of Literature. His news articles have also been published in the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. Brower personally covered almost all of the hearings and interactions relating to the Killdozer rampage before it took place. Brower was also a victim of the rampage and extensively covered the event itself as well as its aftermath.
I read about it from the official book on the incident, but you can also read about it on Wikipedia:
>Heemeyer was subsequently fined $2,500 by the Granby town council for various violations, including "junk cars on the property and not being hooked up to the sewer line;" he had apparently tried to cross 8 feet (2.4 m) of the concrete factory land to hook up to the sewer line. He was discovered to be dumping the waste from his improvised tank directly into an irrigation ditch, resulting in the fine.
>God built me for this job," Heemeyer said in the first recording. He also said it was God's plan that he not be married or have a family so that he could be in a position to carry out such an attack. "I think God will bless me to get the machine done, to drive it, to do the stuff that I have to do," he said. "God blessed me in advance for the task that I am about to undertake. It is my duty. God has asked me to do this. It's a cross that I am going to carry and I'm carrying it in God's name."
You can find it in the official book on the incident, but you can also read about it on Wikipedia: