- By: Elliott Jones, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Police in Fort Pierce are now armed with a U.S. military surplus battle wagon: a six wheel, 30-ton armored vehicle worth $700,000 — that the agency got for $2,000.
“If you see my SWAT team roll up in this, it’s over, so just give up,” said Police Chief Sam Baldwin.
However Baldwin hopes the mine-resistant, ambush protection vehicle just stays parked. If used, it would be for transporting the SWAT team and for a mobile command and rescue vehicle.