Man Gets 15 Years for Ramming Cars to 'Escape Zombies'

Shaun Michael Stroud was on drugs, DA says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 13, 2018 6:00 PM CST
The Zombies Didn't Get Him, but the Law Did
Zombie sisters maneuver their way down Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, Calif., during the West Hollywood Carnival and Halloween Parade this year.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

A Mississippi Gulf Coast man who rammed vehicles because he thought zombies were chasing him has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, per the AP. The Sun Herald reports 32-year-old Shaun Michael Stroud of Kiln pleaded guilty last week to aggravated assault, grand larceny, and malicious mischief. Gulfport police arrested Stroud on April 8 after he stole a front-end loader from a recycling center and smashed into at least four cars in a Walmart parking lot, including two with people inside. Stroud's wild ride ended after he hit a palm tree and got a flat tire. Stroud told police he thought the world was ending. Harrison County District Attorney Joel Smith says Stroud was on drugs. Besides prison, Stroud must pay $41,000 in restitution and spend five years on post-release supervision. (Raccoons in Ohio were acting like "zombies.")

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