posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 01:02 PM
mont farmer uses tractor to smash 7 police cruisers
, it's what if someone had been in the cars, what if he had run over someone? It's only a
matter of time before tractors end up being used as tanks, we must ban them immediately
A Vermont farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles, authorities
said. State police estimated the damage to the Orleans County Sheriff's Department vehicles at about $250,000. No one was hurt. Roger Pion, 34, was
being held at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport to await arraignment Friday morning on 11 charges. Bail was set at $15,000. "It's
more than half our fleet. We have 11 cars," Chief Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks told the Burlington Free Press. He said all the vehicles were insured.
Brooks estimated that the cruisers averaged about $40,000 fully equipped. "It was a massive tractor. It has four 6-foot tandem wheels on the back. It
was red. It must be at least a 15-ton tractor," Newport Express Publisher Ken Wells said shortly after the incident. The tractor had slightly smaller
tandem tires on the front.
Not going to talk specifically about why he retaliated due to the T&Cs here, but perhaps if the government stopped prohibition and stopped their
extortion in situations such as his, this would have never happened.
edit on 8/3/2012 by Finalized because: (no reason given)