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WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s okay if you call them Hummers â€“ everyone will. But the fact is, those squat, camouflage-patterned 4-by-4s you may have seen parked outside police headquarters the last couple of days are bona fide High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles, or HMMWVs â€“ equipment manufactured for the Army that inspired the mainstream consumer cousin.
The Woonsocket Police Department is now in possession of two of the military vehicles, worth about $60,000 each.
This is what the WPD paid: The Bubble. As in zero, zilch, nada.
â€śWe didnâ€™t pay anything,â€ť said Police Chief Thomas Carey.
Full story appears on page A1 of Sunday's Call.