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Saginaw Sheriff wants to give MRAP back to the Pentagon


SAGINAW (WKZO) -- Saginaw County Sheriff Bill Federspiel is apparently ahead of the curve on the demilitarization movement that is springing up in the wake of the shooting and unrest in Ferguson.

He says he decommissioned his mine-resistant ambush proof armored vehicle, (MRAP)  a month ago because they had it  parked in their garage for 8-months and did not use it once.

He didn’t reveal his decision until it became the butt of jokes on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” which found a youtube video featuring the MRAP.

He says the 18-ton armored vehicle would have cost a fortune to maintain, and his budget is tight so he had the markings removed and will give it back to the Pentagon.