Back in July 2006 I posted regarding a news story of a group of zombies being arrested for possession of “simulated weapons of mass destruction.”
The police in Minneapolis were really at the top of their game on this one. Who knows what could have happened had the zombie dance party been allowed to continue. By the time of the arrests, their numbers had grown to nearly 8. Not nearly a mob, but definitely more that a few, almost enough to be considered a group.
It was obvious at the time that the zombies were:
- Not Al-Qaeda operatives
- Not in possession of WMDs, simulated or otherwise (unless a stereo in a backpack is a WMD)
I really thought I would never live to see a second coming, but I was wrong. The zombies have arisen again and this time they want…… JUSTICE.
That’s right, justice. According to Minneapolis TV station KSTP Channel 5, the zombies are suing, arguing that the arrests violated their freedom of speech and that they were discriminated against.
According to the story:
Police alleged that wires protruding from the zombie’s backpacks could have been bombs or were meant to imitate bombs. It was later learned the wires were actually radios.
The adult zombies were jailed for two days before police and city attorneys said there was not enough evidence to charge them.
So, it took two days to figure out that the wires were not bombs and that the “wires were actually radios”? How long did it take to figure out that they weren’t really zombies?
I bet it took exactly 2 days. I think someone was fearful of another zombie takeover like the one documented in Dawn of the Dead.