A group of shooting enthusiasts in rural Idaho discovered a discarded armored vehicle in the middle of nowhere- one that belongs to the Idaho Army National Guard.
YouTube user Esra Mullner and his brother were returning from a day of shooting last week when they made a surprising find: a M1117 Guardian, better known as an Armored Security Vehicle (ASV).
Used by Military Police since the late 1990s, the vehicle is infamously hated by crews for being an absolute nightmare to operate and see out of, complete with uncomfortable seating arrangements and a high rate of rollover instances.
“My brother and I were out shooting Thursday morning and found an abandoned Army National Guard Vehicle,” Mullner wrote.
Needless to say, Mullner wasn’t happy that his state, which is currently becoming more populated every day as nearby states continue to see an exodus of fleeing residents, is being polluted by the Army.
“With an influx of folks moving to Idaho there’s already considerable damage being done to the public lands surrounding the major population centers,” he began, “You’d hope that our armed forces wouldn’t contribute to the problem. We sure hope this mess gets cleaned up and it doesn’t happen again!”
Checking the vehicle out and misidentifying it as an amphibious vehicle, Mullner noticed that the ASV has been shot up pretty badly with small arms fire.
“[They] shot the sh*t out of hit,” he said. “They..just left it out here.”
The bullet-resistant glass was heavily damaged and parts of the turret were strewn across the ground- in fact, the only thing missing was the main armament.
Eventually, the brothers attempted to upright the ASV with a tow strap and a Chevy Suburban, but to no avail.
“Army, you owe me a rope,” one of the brothers said as he looked at his snapped tow strap.
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