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Friday Video: British APC Destroys A Minnesota House!

by John Reed on May 4, 2012

How about a video of an armored personnel carrier demolishing a Minnesota home to kick off this weekend of celebrating Cinco de Mayo/The Kentucky Derby?

The video below shows a British-made FV432 APC from the 1960s completely wrecking an abandoned 150-year old house in Kasota, Minn. Apparently, the company that owned the property had the great idea of hiring Drive-A-Tank (seriously, these guys exist, go rent one!) to demolish the property in style!

Per HuffPo:

MarKessa Baedke-Petersen, event coordinator for Drive-A-Tank, told The Huffington Post that her company did not think twice about the request.

“You pay us enough money and we’ll destroy anything with our tanks,” she said.

“The basement had to be filled with wet sand, because we did not want the tank falling in. We also had to go through and make sure the electricity was disconnected and all the pipes were shut off,” Baedke-Petersen explained.

Once the all-clear was given, Tony Burglum, Drive-A-Tank’s owner and operator, drove the 15-ton behemoth through the two-story home. It took about four passes for him to completely destroy the structure.

“From start to finish, it took maybe 20 minutes,” Baedke-Petersen said of the military-style makeover.

The property on which the home was situated was recently sold and the new owners are planning to build a home on the now-vacant lot.

According to Baedke-Petersen, her company may be doing another home demolition in the near future.

Now go crack a Corona or make yourself a mint julep and the click through the jump to watch the APC wreck the house.

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