Man stockpiled guns for 'zombie apocalypse,' records say

By CNN

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington man who was arrested for keeping an illegal cache of weapons and ammunition told family members that he was preparing for a "zombie apocalypse," KXLY reported.

Police said an anonymous tip led officers to Robert Crampton's home, where officers found 36 guns and 35,000 rounds of ammunition.

Crampton, a convicted felon, is not allowed to own firearms or ammunition.

Crampton's felony conviction stems from an incident in North Las Vegas in 2013, in which he fired a gun at police and was hit by return gunfire. He was sent to prison and moved to Spokane upon his release.

Citing a source, KXLY reported that Crampton "has been discussing 'prepping' type activities" since moving to Spokane. According to court documents, the witness said Crampton  "talked about the zombie apocalypse and also being prepared for doomsday-type scenarios." The witness described Crampton as "hyper-vigilant" in his preparations.

Crampton is now in the Spokane County Jail facing multiple weapons charges. He could face federal charges as well. His bond was set at $100,000.

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