Latest Entertainment News Headlines

A self-described zombie hunter busted in New York City with swords, knives and night-vision goggles

04.07.2011

Have you ever been to New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal? It's my port of entry for all my trips to NYC so I'm probably more familiar with the depot than I'd like to admit. But it represents so much of what New York City is: it's filled with businessmen, tourists, crazy bums, weird smells and strange shops. But earlier this week it was also home to something you don't see in Port Authority very often: a zombie hunter.

Port Authority officers, who are an omnipresent force in the building, spotted 25-year-old Christopher Rodger, an odd looking man in a trench coat with an "empty look" in his eyes. How that separates him from the rest of the homeless and 9-5 workers in the building, I'll never know, but officers decided to stop Rodger and it's probably a good thing they did. He was carrying a camouflage knapsack filled with five samurai swords, three daggers, a gas-powered pellet gun, night-vision goggles, blueprints and burglar tools.

Rodger claimed he was a "zombie enthusiast" - which likely means he's watching way too much "Walking Dead" or George Romero movies - on the look out for the walking dead (I'm pretty sure he was unaware of any irony involved in looking for the walking dead in NYC's Port Authority).

What exactly he was planning to do with all those weapons and whether he was actually going to do those things remains to be seen but Mr. Rodger will have plenty of time to think about what could've been while in the pokey. (Or maybe, he'll stay safe in jail while the zombies ravage our flesh!) And while we're on the subject, wouldn't swords and daggers be a rather inefficient weapon against the undead though? Shouldn't Rodger have been packing a shotgun? (Actually that would probably have been a bad idea...)

Source: NY Post

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

1:37PM on 04/08/2011

Shaun of the Dunce

This is ripe for a ripped from the headlines film adaptation, a guy who thinks there is a zombie apocalypse, roaming around Nyc. Hey, if he was in the world of Zombieland, he wouldn't have to worry, there were hardly any zombies in that film.

Thank whoever he didn't run into James Franco, he may have mistaken the monotone delivery man for a zombie.

Really though if he did his homework, he would have known to station himself on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge to stop the puss
This is ripe for a ripped from the headlines film adaptation, a guy who thinks there is a zombie apocalypse, roaming around Nyc. Hey, if he was in the world of Zombieland, he wouldn't have to worry, there were hardly any zombies in that film.

Thank whoever he didn't run into James Franco, he may have mistaken the monotone delivery man for a zombie.

Really though if he did his homework, he would have known to station himself on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge to stop the puss buckets from entering from Brooklyn.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:00PM on 04/08/2011

I can provide food, shelter & security. If there's anybody out there. You are not alone.

Nothing beats taking a baggie full of 'shrooms & watching "I Am Legend".

...Oh yeah, I went there!
Nothing beats taking a baggie full of 'shrooms & watching "I Am Legend".

...Oh yeah, I went there!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:34AM on 04/08/2011
they guys mentally unbalanced, its fine to be prepared for when the shit goes down, but don't go out looking for trouble! and yes a sword is an excellent weapon...you dont have infinite ammo come on, a sword is long enough to keep a good distance and chop till you drop!
they guys mentally unbalanced, its fine to be prepared for when the shit goes down, but don't go out looking for trouble! and yes a sword is an excellent weapon...you dont have infinite ammo come on, a sword is long enough to keep a good distance and chop till you drop!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:41PM on 04/07/2011

Why swords and Daggers???

Wasn't it proven by Shaun that the most effective weapon against a Zombie is a Cricket bat??
Wasn't it proven by Shaun that the most effective weapon against a Zombie is a Cricket bat??
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:34PM on 04/07/2011
If he's a zombie "hunter" then what the hell is he doing in NYC??? That's a hot zone. Or will be. We've all been breathing in the Fukushima radiation...
If he's a zombie "hunter" then what the hell is he doing in NYC??? That's a hot zone. Or will be. We've all been breathing in the Fukushima radiation...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:46PM on 04/07/2011
Plus we all know how the battle for Yonkers is gonna go....
Plus we all know how the battle for Yonkers is gonna go....
6:31PM on 04/07/2011
Ok, I'm not trying to troll, but what is the fascination with zombies? I love me some Romero and Dawn of the Dead is one of my favorites but this nerd obsession really is overdone and annoying. This guy is the pinnacle of it. Lots of people joke about the zombie apocalypse and people reference a lot but it's gotten to the point where so many people argue what will ACTUALLY happen and now my culture is really starting to worry me. Not everyone has to finance an independent zombie film.
Ok, I'm not trying to troll, but what is the fascination with zombies? I love me some Romero and Dawn of the Dead is one of my favorites but this nerd obsession really is overdone and annoying. This guy is the pinnacle of it. Lots of people joke about the zombie apocalypse and people reference a lot but it's gotten to the point where so many people argue what will ACTUALLY happen and now my culture is really starting to worry me. Not everyone has to finance an independent zombie film.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:45PM on 04/07/2011
Man....you are really in for a world of hurt when the Zombie Apocalypse inevitably happens.
Man....you are really in for a world of hurt when the Zombie Apocalypse inevitably happens.
8:18PM on 04/07/2011
Fine, just in case I'll get a bunker filled with a bunch of Frankensteins. (Yeah, yeah, I'm aware it's the creator, not the monster. Brides of Frankensteins then.)
Fine, just in case I'll get a bunker filled with a bunch of Frankensteins. (Yeah, yeah, I'm aware it's the creator, not the monster. Brides of Frankensteins then.)
2:55AM on 04/08/2011
Guess it depends how pretty you are. Frankenstein and pretty thing are bad news.
Guess it depends how pretty you are. Frankenstein and pretty thing are bad news.
5:25PM on 04/07/2011
Maybe he was trying to get rid of the homeless problem in NYC.
Maybe he was trying to get rid of the homeless problem in NYC.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:22PM on 04/07/2011
I think he wanted to get caught. He just read the issues of Walking Dead where there in the prison and thought that'd be the best place to be during the ZA
I think he wanted to get caught. He just read the issues of Walking Dead where there in the prison and thought that'd be the best place to be during the ZA
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:37PM on 04/07/2011
He can't of read those issues through to the end then.
He can't of read those issues through to the end then.
4:56PM on 04/07/2011
He just needs a machete and an axe and he'd be set.

Also, if he's this serious about preparing for a zombie invasion, he needs to get the hell out of NYC! Everyone knows you need to go to the least populated area you can find.
He just needs a machete and an axe and he'd be set.

Also, if he's this serious about preparing for a zombie invasion, he needs to get the hell out of NYC! Everyone knows you need to go to the least populated area you can find.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:16PM on 04/07/2011

FIRST RULE:

CARDIO. Not swords and daggers, CARDIO!!

CARDIO. Not swords and daggers, CARDIO!!

Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:19PM on 04/07/2011
"Swords don't jam or run out of ammo..."
"Swords don't jam or run out of ammo..."
2:03PM on 04/07/2011

We Know Him

This is the guy who claims that movies like Indiana Jones IV "raped his childhood," and makes certain to click thumbs down on every post that criticizes any Marvel Comics movie in any way, and types certain words in all caps for emphasis.
This is the guy who claims that movies like Indiana Jones IV "raped his childhood," and makes certain to click thumbs down on every post that criticizes any Marvel Comics movie in any way, and types certain words in all caps for emphasis.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-14
1:52PM on 04/07/2011

Bullshit!

I am a Zombie enthusiast and can tell you that with the things this guy was 'packin' he wouldn't last long if the Zombie Apocalypse ever happens. It was a good 'on the spot' lie but is offensive to those of us who really are prepared for the Zombies.
I am a Zombie enthusiast and can tell you that with the things this guy was 'packin' he wouldn't last long if the Zombie Apocalypse ever happens. It was a good 'on the spot' lie but is offensive to those of us who really are prepared for the Zombies.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
1:49PM on 04/07/2011

huh

i really do not know what to say.....
i really do not know what to say.....
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:49PM on 04/07/2011
Sounds like this guy actually had his shit together. All an unsilenced firearm will do is attract any nearby roamers.

That being said, five samurai swords is a little bit of overkill. He may have been looking to recruit, though.
Sounds like this guy actually had his shit together. All an unsilenced firearm will do is attract any nearby roamers.

That being said, five samurai swords is a little bit of overkill. He may have been looking to recruit, though.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:22PM on 04/07/2011
Duh, what if his sword gets stuck in a zombie? He needs to re-equip pretty fast...noobs
Duh, what if his sword gets stuck in a zombie? He needs to re-equip pretty fast...noobs
4:20PM on 04/07/2011
If you somehow make it down to your fifth sword, then you officially suck at killing zombies. Just let them eat you.

Trolls...
If you somehow make it down to your fifth sword, then you officially suck at killing zombies. Just let them eat you.

Trolls...
6:47PM on 04/07/2011
The real question is, were the real Samurai swords, folded steel and all that? Or the kind my friends little brother has hanging over his bed, cause I dont care if you have a 100 of those, they wouldnt do a damn thing!
The real question is, were the real Samurai swords, folded steel and all that? Or the kind my friends little brother has hanging over his bed, cause I dont care if you have a 100 of those, they wouldnt do a damn thing!
11:24PM on 04/07/2011
Excellent point. If it's not the real deal, he might as well have a cardboard sword covered in tin foil.

I have my shit already laid out in the garage. Two naturally-sharpened driveway ice scrapers and a wrecking bar.
Excellent point. If it's not the real deal, he might as well have a cardboard sword covered in tin foil.

I have my shit already laid out in the garage. Two naturally-sharpened driveway ice scrapers and a wrecking bar.
1:33PM on 04/07/2011
Mike Sampson I implore you, read the zombie survival guide before you find yourself trying desperately too load an empty shotgun with impossibly shaky hands, while a horde of the dead rush towards you.
Mike Sampson I implore you, read the zombie survival guide before you find yourself trying desperately too load an empty shotgun with impossibly shaky hands, while a horde of the dead rush towards you.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:07PM on 04/07/2011
That's a good book, I really enjoyed it. The graphic novel is good too, it has stories reflecting the documented "incidents" at the end of the Zombie Survival guide.
That's a good book, I really enjoyed it. The graphic novel is good too, it has stories reflecting the documented "incidents" at the end of the Zombie Survival guide.
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting