The sounds of the approaching gang grows louder and he slings the rifle: I need to study this. I don’t have time though… But I need one… Need to study him, see what I can learn.
He looks around and realises that he is in the street outside the hardware store at the edge of town. Brian’s Hardware store.
He quickly turns and jumps through the shattered front window re-emerging seconds later with a bale of rope. As the dazed drones stand there drooling, Steve unravels it and throws one end over the top of a street lamp while frantically tying the other end around the arms and midsection of the unconscious zombie. When it’s secure he heaves him up off the ground, out of reach from the others, and secures it to the foot of the post.