This news isn’t exactly new, but it’s one of our favorite stories in recent memory.
A 22-year-old man in Colorado, Brandon Duke, was convicted of attempted murder after shooting at a local police officer trying to arrest him. At the time of the shooting, Duke claimed that he fired his weapon because he was convinced the officer was a zombie.
At his 2011 trial, Duke pleaded insanity but the strategy failed. In the end, he struck a deal with prosecutors that landed him in prison for up to 55 years.
If you’re like us, you often mistake strangers for zombies. A drunk guy stumbling towards us from across the street is enough to send us heading in the other direction. Better safe than sorry, right?
Let Duke’s story be a lesson. Though the coming zombie plague could strike at any moment, it never pays to be trigger happy.
Have you ever mistaken someone for a zombie?