SAN JOSE (AP) — Santa Clara County law enforcement officials have a new vehicle that probably didn’t fit into Santa’s sleigh.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office now owns a tactical armored vehicle called a BearCat.
Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Rick Sung describes the vehicle as a cross between a military tank and a Hummer.
Sung said the Bearcat, used by SWAT teams, the U.S. Army and hostage negotiators, is good for “just about anything.”
The vehicle was purchased through a federal Department of Homeland Security grant. It cost $285,000.
Sung said the vehicle will be housed at the Gilroy police station, making it available for use in the southern area of Santa Clara County.
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