Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:54 PM
superpatriotman (710 posts)
Farmer uses tractor to smash 7 police cars
A farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday afternoon in Newport by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles owned by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.
Roger Pion, 34, has been taken into custody, according to the Sheriff’s Department and Newport City Police.
“It’s more than half our fleet. We have 11 cars,” Chief Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks told the Burlington Free Press.
“It’s pretty much the biggest tractor you can get,” Police Chief Seth DiSanto said.
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Farmer uses tractor to smash 7 police cars (Original post)
|Sherman A1||Aug 2012||#2|
Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:03 PM
Sherman A1 (14,228 posts)
one wonders just what was the reasoning by the gentleman to drive his tractor over those vehicles. One suspects he may have been a bit ill tempered and out of sorts, but why was that the case?
Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:17 PM
pinboy3niner (39,654 posts)
5. His mellow was harshed...
...by his arrest last month for resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.
I guess he just had to take revenge. He sure showed THEM!1!!
Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:22 PM
flamingdem (29,951 posts)
6. Vermont is such an uncoordinated mix of
good old boys and flatlanders who are usually NY retired stockbroker type transplants.
They run small businesses like Yak farms and specialty cheese distribution ($$).
This guy was in category 1 but his product was no doubt consumed by category 2.
I've seen the good old boys having fun mildly terrorizing the Prius drivers there.
Bernie represents them all!
Response to flamingdem (Reply #6)
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:28 PM
cali (97,231 posts)
10. say what?
No, most flatlanders are certainly not retired stockbroker types. I'll wager anything that far more of us flatlanders are back to the earth hippie types than ex-stockbrokers.
Response to cali (Reply #10)
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:45 PM
flamingdem (29,951 posts)
11. I'm just having some fun with characterizations
my family lives there and I used to live there -- and agree about the earth hippie thing as I was basically in that category while at the same time being a descendant of Vermonters -- but on my last trip it was different. There were a lot of slick ex-New Yorkers around and all these businesses have sprouted up to appeal to a monied set. Burlinton is a quick, cheapish plane ride from JFK. Some people have houses for summer only, I don't remember that being so big before.
It feels like it's become a luxurious kind of getaway, I do exaggerate to make a point but something has changed.
Plus, there were a lot more luxury cars on the road, and way fewer beaters.