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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:35 PM

 

Vermont farmer crushes 7 police cars with tractor over pot arrest



Published on Aug 2, 2012 by HoodNews

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/02/vermont-farmer-crushes-7-police-cars-with-tractor-over-pot-arrest/

A Vermont farmer used his tractor to crush seven Orleans County Sheriff's Department squad cars on Thursday because he was angry about being arrested on marijuana charges last month.

"It's more than half our fleet," Chief Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks explained to the Burlington Free Press. "We have 11 cars."

Roger Pion, 34, allegedly flattened five marked cruisers and two unmarked vehicles, including a van used for transporting prisoners. A car belonging the the department's bookkeeper was also damaged as the tractor pushed it to clear a path to the squad cars.

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Reply Vermont farmer crushes 7 police cars with tractor over pot arrest (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Aug 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2012 #1
RKP5637 Aug 2012 #3
RKP5637 Aug 2012 #2
Plucketeer Aug 2012 #5
RKP5637 Aug 2012 #7
midnight Aug 2012 #4
rocktivity Aug 2012 #6
Heather MC Aug 2012 #8
sister32 Aug 2012 #9
midnight Aug 2012 #11
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #18
midnight Aug 2012 #20
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #21
Scuba Aug 2012 #13
Zalatix Aug 2012 #14
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #19
Mika Aug 2012 #22
Kurovski Aug 2012 #23
aquart Aug 2012 #10
Webster Green Aug 2012 #12
Larry Ogg Aug 2012 #15
Berserker Aug 2012 #16
bayareaboy Aug 2012 #17

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:37 PM

1. That was not a good idea.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:39 PM

3. Pretty hard on that one to say my accelerator stuck. n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:38 PM

2. Now they'll want a fleet of armed tanks from DHS. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:44 PM

5. And they'll get 'em!

There's NO more villanous sorts than those who grow and use POT!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:25 PM

7. Damn Hippies!!! lol n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:44 PM

4. I hope Roger gets a jury trial.... Would love to hear about what went on...

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:08 PM

6. Look on the bright side

he could have used a firearm...


rocktivity

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:33 PM

8. I am sure they are insured for umm farm related mishaps hee hee

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:37 AM

9. Police Bully and harass...when is enough enough

For the last 17 years Roger was harassed and bullied by the police. How much more do they think he could take? Afterall, he's only human. He is a good person and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. People should hear the whole story before they make comments on one-sided reports.

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Response to sister32 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:54 AM

11. Welcome sister32... Thank you for this info... I posted up a few from this and find this info.

interesting... like I posted... He needs a jury trial... I hope their are some good attorneys who can assist...

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Response to midnight (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 11:16 AM

18. He's not a farmer, and he's been using his tractors to illegally fuck up the waterways & environment

It is alleged, but left out of the story.

http://tinyurl.com/RogerPion

Roger Barton Contract Trucking (not a farmer) http://www.manta.com/c/mtvjl68/roger-pion-jr

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.

Itís not known where Pion got the tractor but police said he comes from a farm family.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:01 PM

20. This is going to get interesting.... The article defines him as a farmer, and the police a criminal.

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Response to midnight (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:20 PM

21. He comes from a farming family. Roger Pion seems to have a long history of police encounter.

I don't think news people do a lot of fact checking.

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Response to sister32 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:35 AM

13. Welcome to DU!

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Response to sister32 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 07:27 AM

14. Jury nullification time.

 

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Response to sister32 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 11:19 AM

19. I think he's a sick destructive fuck. Maybe he shouldn't resist arrest, maybe he should calm down.

Oh, and he's not a farmer at all. He's an asshole. He's been harassing citizens, businesses, and the police for 17 years and has the police record and court cases to prove it.




And welcome to DU.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:14 PM

22. I agree. He's a sick fuck.

I just hope that the police force, now with over half the fleet destroyed by this asshole, don't have a theater shooting or some other serious matter to respond to en mass.
Those cruisers, as part of the public commons, belong to the public and will cost serious money to replace ... not just the cars, but the computers and other damaged specialty equipment they might have had on-board.
Only teabaggers would support such cretinous and destructive behavior .





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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:57 PM

23. FAS? nt

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:49 AM

10. I suspect he will decide it wasn't worth it.

Or not.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:19 AM

12. Love it!

Roger Pion will be a local legend.

Awesome!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:09 AM

15. This is what freedom of speech looks like when...

You take away a crazy persons medicine.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:37 AM

16. Just Imagine

 

How mean this guy would be if he didn't smoke pot.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 11:09 AM

17. Never mess with a John Deere!


I could see a good soul cutting off the tops on those cars, getting a load of manure and soil and planting some nice new dubidge seeds to mellow out the troops.

That is my kind of performance art.

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