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Ryan Mathew Stanislaw is not the zombie hunter that he thought he was.

The 24-year-old North St. Paul, Minn., man was arrested last weekend after he accidentally shot at a man who was sleeping in his home. The man alerted authorities at 5 a.m. Saturday after a bullet entered through the man’s window and ricocheted near the head of the man’s bed before striking a second wall.

Stanislaw told police that he had intended on shooting “a zombie” just up the road.

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“I’m out here making sure my neighborhood is safe,” he told officers, who reported that Stanislaw had an AR-15 rifle over his neck when they approached him and smelled of alcohol. “I didn’t see the cops, so I figured I’d do something.”

Stanislaw used green-tipped Hornady .223-caliber bullets, which are specifically marketed as zombie-killing bullets.


This isn’t Stanislaw’s first run-in with the law, as he was convicted last month of making terroristic threats.

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