So it's been a while folks, But in Lew of what i read from this article. I was simply over joyed to read this. Not only is it funny, but i believe we
as a country will start seeing more of this behavior which i fully support.
So i thought i would break my personal ban on ATS to post this wonderful news so you can have a laugh too. Good day
Demian Warner / The Newport Daily Express Police say a man drove a tractor over eight police vehicles Thursday. The damage is estimated to be about
$250,000. By Andrew Mach, NBC News A man driving a farm tractor ran over eight vehicles in the parking lot of a Vermont police station in an apparent
revenge scheme, according to local reports. Follow @NBCNewsUS Police said Roger Pion, 34, of Newport, Vt., flattened seven marked police cruisers and
one unmarked personal vehicle at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department in Derby, Vt., around 12:40 p.m. Thursday.
“We came out and sure enough there was someone who had run over our cruisers with a tractor,” Chief Dep. Philip Brooks of the Orleans County
Sheriff’s Dept. told WCAX. Advertise | AdChoices Not only were their roofs and hoods caved in, but “the radios are ruined, the radar detectors,
the cages in the cars … We’re going to have to get the jaws of life up here to pry the trunks open and see about the rifles and shotguns,”
Sheriff Kirk Martin told the Associated Press. With the vehicles crushed, police had no way to pursue Pion after he drove off in the tractor. Demian
Warner / The Newport Daily Express Police say Roger Pion took out more than half of the sheriff department's fleet -- some of its newest vehicles were
only four months old. “It felt like I was in a Monster Jam rally or something,” witness Rene Morris told WCAX. “I just couldn’t believe it.
He’s backing up, going over it, turns around, makes his way to the other vehicles smashes those up, did his business and headed right down Route
5.” Stay informed with the latest headlines; sign up for our newsletter Police eventually caught up with Pion a mile and a half from the police
station and arrested him. The motive is still under investigation, but witnesses believe Pion was angry about his recent arrest for marijuana
possession and resisting arrest. Stephanie Dasaro / Vermont State Police Police arrested Roger Pion of Newport, V.T., after the tractor incident. He
also was arrested recently for marijuana possession and resisting arrest. The damage is estimated to be about $250,000, according to police. No one
was injured. At least two deputies had gone inside a few moments before after washing their vehicles, officers said. Brooks said the destroyed
vehicles constituted more than half of the fleet of sheriff’s cruisers in the rural county on the Canadian border. The others were out on patrol.
Since the incident, neighboring counties have offered their help.
“We have other county sheriff’s departments who are offering cruisers to us,” Brooks said. “We’ve already had one county that’s dropped
one off to us and we’ve got two others that are on the way.” It’s not known where Pion got the tractor but police said he comes from a farm
family. Demian Warne / The Newport Daily Express Police don't know where Pion got the tractor from but say he comes from a farm family. Pion was held
at the Northern State Correctional Center in Newport in lieu of $15,000 bail. He is expected to appear in Orleans County Criminal Court Friday to
answer to seven counts of felony unlawful mischief, one count of misdemeanor unlawful mischief, one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement
officer, one count of gross negligent operation, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.
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