According to the police, Kevin Fogarty was so badly intoxicated with crystal meth that he became convinced his apartment was surrounded by zombies.
He equipped himself with an assault rifle, two pistols, a machete and a hammer, before going outside to “kill undead”.
“He was walking down the street screaming ‘you won’t have my brains, you bastards!’ and shooting at everyone,” reports 47-year old Barbara Davis, who witnessed the whole scene.
He shot a total of 31 people before running out of bullets, killing 12 and injuring 19 others.
Walking Dead is a television series in which the world is overrun by zombies and the survivors struggle to stay alive and adapt to this post-apocalyptic world.
Much of the series takes place within the Atlanta metro area and surrounding countryside, a fact which seems to have fueled Mr. Fogarty’s confusion.