In 2004 Marvin Heemeyer, an owner of a muffler shop, set out on a mission of vengeance. Following a dispute with the authorities in the town of Granby, Colorado, he was left furious. And so, in response, he got to work creating a vehicle with terrifyingly destructive capabilities.
Born in South Dakota in October 1951, Heemeyer moved to Granby in around 1994, according to a neighbor. And several of those closest to him said he was a seemingly pleasant fellow. His sibling, Ken, even claimed to The Denver Post in 2004 that Heemeyer would have “[bent] over backwards for anyone.”