How the Dallas Police Attack Suspect Got an Armored Van

The pre-owned blue armored van used in Saturday's assault on Dallas police headquarters was purchased online. (PHOTO CREDIT: eBay)
The pre-owned blue armored van used in Saturday’s assault on Dallas police headquarters was purchased online. (PHOTO CREDIT: eBay)

As a barrage of bullets sprayed out of a dark blue van that was being used to stage a brazen assault on Dallas police headquarters early Saturday morning, even witnesses recognized that this was no ordinary form of transportation.

The beast of a van — sold just days ago — eerily lived up to how it was advertised on Facebook, where it was touted as a “Zombie apocalypse assault vehicle” with “gun ports” capable of “drive-by mow-downs” and full armor and bulletproof windows “just in case someone might try to take this bad boy from you.”

Investigators suspect the van may have formerly belonged to a sheriff’s office in Georgia before it was decommissioned and sold off. It was most recently sold by Jenco Sales out of Georgia. We couldn’t reach the business owner.

The van was sold on eBay. The buyer paid $8,250 for the Ford van. At one point — even when there were no competing offers — that bidder increased the offer from $6,000 to $7,000, and then to $8,000.

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SOURCE: USA Today, WFAA-TV Dallas-Fort Worth, Jason Wheeler

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