As a continuation of my Doing Stupid Things With Tanks post, comes the following post on stolen AFV rampage. On May 18, 1995, Shawn Nelson stole an M60A3 Patton tank from the military and went on a rampage through San Diego California before being shot and killed by police (“Shawn Nelson.”). In 2007, John Paterson went on a rampage in Sydney Australia in a AFV destroying nine cellular towers he believed were causing health problems (“John Patterson: From Loony Tank-Weilder to Anti-Radiation Crusader?.”). The following video covers both incidents; it has Swedish subtitles and the narrator mistakenly refers to the tank as an M6:
1. “Shawn Nelson.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 3 Jun 2013. Web. 22 Jun 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Nelson>.
2. “John Patterson: From Loony Tank-Weilder to Anti-Radiation Crusader?.” Depleted Cranium: The Bad Science Blog. N.p., 20 Mar 2012. Web. 22 Jun 2013. <http://depletedcranium.com/john-patterson-from-loony-tank-weilder-to-anti-radiation-crusader/>.