Police reported a local man (name withheld pending charges) was arrested after robbing the 7-11 convenience store on Trimp street. The store owner, who was working the cash register late Tuesday evening, told reporters that the young man walked into his store around 10PM and began browsing through the aisles. After a few minutes he came to the register with several bottles of water to purchase. That's where everything took a turn for the worse. The man then pulled out a gun and demanded the store owner put all the cash he had in a bag along with the 3 bottles of water.
After escaping from the store without incident the owner contacted the police who immediately began looking for the thief. According to police reports the suspect was spotted walking several blocks away from the convenience store. Officer Mendez of the North Community Police Department drove ahead of the man and got out of his cruiser to question the thief. Upon identifying himself as a police officer the suspect stopped and told Officer Mendez that he also was an officer of the law.
This is where the story gets odd...
When asked for further identification the suspect slowly reached into his coat pocket and pulled out his 'badge'. Officer Mendez took it to inspect it closer and found that while at first glance it looked and felt legitimate, it was actually a "Zombie Response Team
" badge. The suspect insisted that this was a legitimate, though secret, arm of Florida's National Guard and that he was on official business which could not be interrupted.
By this time several other officers arrived to provide assistance and took him into custody. Sources say that he continues to insist that he is part of a secret law enforcement team dedicated to preparing for the end times and specifically a "Zombie Apocalypse" which he reports could begin at any time. The police psychiatrist was brought into help evaluate the situation. According to reports the gentlemen in question is now being held in the psychiatric ward until official charges are made or he is cleared by the department medical team.
Further research found that the novelty prop badge was purchased from a shopping website named Agent Gear USA
What's going on?
If this were the only report of odd "Zombie" related happenings it could be dismissed as the ravings of a lunatic, but there have been several others in recent months. We all remember the report of a man literally eating a homeless victim's face which was initially blamed on 'bath salts' though later that was confirmed as false. There was also a series of home invasions in the local area where police found all the stolen items in a storage unit along with survivalist equipment and a lot of zombie survival literature. With all the rumors of end times coming up and more and more examples of these types of zombie related events one has to wonder what exactly is going on...