Sneed a reporter for the Chicago Sun Times tells us that he heard Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart just learned a missing tank . . . er . . . armored personnel vehicle given to his office more than 12 years ago has been found.
Dart, who insisted the armored personnel carrier had been returned to the military years ago — discovered he had a problem last year when he got thwacked for requesting military surplus bulletproof vests from the Illinois Department of Central Management Services.
His vest request got nixed because the vehicle was still missing – and Dart’s office was told they were suspended from receiving any more military surplus.
The armored vehicle was given to former Cook County Sheriff Michael Sheahan in the aftermath of 9/11.
Dart claimed it had been returned to the Illinois National Guard years ago when Sheahan’s office discovered the treaded vehicle didn’t have wheels, thereby rendering it useless for their S.W.A.T. or Hostage Barricade and Terrorist team.
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency was investigating the missing truck.
“I can confirm the tank is in Germany,” said Ben Breit, Dart’s director of communications.
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