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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:54 PM

Farmer uses tractor to smash 7 police cars

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120802/NEWS07/308020022/Police-Farmer-unhappy-over-arrest-uses-tractor-smash-7-sheriff-s-vehicles?odyssey=mod%7Cbreaking%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

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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superpatriotman Aug 2012 OP
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #1
Sherman A1 Aug 2012 #2
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Aug 2012 #5
flamingdem Aug 2012 #6
cali Aug 2012 #10
flamingdem Aug 2012 #11
cali Aug 2012 #12
TheMightyFavog Aug 2012 #8
flamingdem Aug 2012 #4
cali Aug 2012 #9
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #7

Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. There goes the budget

Those cars are NOT cheap.

Good nooz, nobody got hurt.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:03 PM

2. However,

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?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:08 PM

3. Oh I can see that

I can also see the seven counts of assault (with a deadly weapon)... he will need a good lawyer

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:17 PM

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!!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:22 PM

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!


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Response to flamingdem (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:28 PM

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.

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Response to cali (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:45 PM

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.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:50 PM

12. OK, but Burlington and the Kingdom don't have much in common.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:20 PM

8. I'd hate to see their new insurance premium bill

That's gonna be expensive...

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:12 PM

4. Biggest news in Burlington since the Governor was chased by bears n/t

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:22 PM

9. Except Newport isn't Burlington.

It's in the northern part of the Northeast Kingdom (where I live)- next stop is Canada.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:58 PM

7. I'm going to go out on a limb here and speculate that maybe farmer Pion was ticked about something.

 

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