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Man angry about arrest used tractor like monster truck to crush 7 cop vehicles
yahoo news ^ | 03Aug2012 | Dave Gram

Posted on 08/03/2012 8:01:16 AM PDT by Cowman

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Working in a stout former bank building with windows closed and air conditioners humming, Orleans County sheriff's deputies didn't know what was happening in their parking lot until a neighbour called 911.

A man on a big farm tractor, angry about his recent arrest for resisting arrest and marijuana possession, was rolling across their vehicles — five marked cruisers, one unmarked car and a transport van.

By the time they ran outside, the tractor was down the driveway and out onto the road. With their vehicles crushed, "We had nothing to pursue him with," said Chief Deputy Philip Brooks.

Thursday afternoon's incident ended when city police in Newport, the county seat of the northern Vermont county, caught up with Roger Pion, 34, a short distance away. No one was injured. At least two deputies had gone inside a few moments before after washing their vehicles, officials said.

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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," Martin said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: crush; police; rogerpion; tickedoff; tractor; vermont
How long before this guy gets a sponsor for Monster Jam and in addition to Bigfoot and Gravedigger we'll be seeing Cop Crusher.
1 posted on 08/03/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT by Cowman
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To: Cowman

lol, he would be my favorite. Hope to see him on speed channel!


2 posted on 08/03/2012 8:05:12 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: Cowman

Not guilty!

Any police department that actually ARRESTS a citizen for possessing a dried out plant deserves to have their cars pancaked.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 8:07:38 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Cowman

I have always wanted to do something like that. Of course since I am not stupid, I never would.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 8:10:25 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Cowman

That must have been FUN!

Unfortunately for him the cops don’t agree.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Cowman

6 posted on 08/03/2012 8:13:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cowman
By the time they ran outside, the tractor was down the driveway and out onto the road. With their vehicles crushed, "We had nothing to pursue him with," said Chief Deputy Philip Brooks.

 

In a related story - someone broke in the police station and stole all the toilets. They don't know who did it, and the police have nothing to go on.

 

(cymbals crashing)

7 posted on 08/03/2012 8:16:15 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Cowman

Not the police that suffer...it is the taxpayers, that have to buy new cars, $300,000 worth has come from the property taxes of the poor and the well-off of the community....not a funny joke to those that have to pay....


8 posted on 08/03/2012 8:21:40 AM PDT by B212
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To: B212

Not funny.

And probably the guy’s anger issues are due to bipolar disorder resulting from pot smoking. Not a harmless drug at all.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 8:24:32 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

I don’t know.

I don’t smoke pot and I’m not bi-polar but there have been times that if I had a tractor that big and saw a line of freshly washed cop cars sitting in the sunshine, I’d have been sorely tempted to open up a can of BIG FOOT on them.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 8:47:36 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 43north
if I had a tractor that big and saw a line of freshly washed cop cars sitting in the sunshine, I’d have been sorely tempted to open up a can of BIG FOOT on them.

you mean like this guy?


http://web.archive.org/web/20041012024126/http://www.nobsnews.org/allheemeyer.html

11 posted on 08/03/2012 9:04:49 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: B212
I would think that the cop cars were insured.
12 posted on 08/03/2012 9:11:39 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Cowman

The guy’s name is Pion. I guess he has suffered from an inferiority complex all his life.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 9:20:23 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Cowman
Two other facts from another source:

1, these vehicles belonged to the county sheriff department; his pot bust was by the town police, and

2, it was his parent's tractor! Sucks for them! Though something tells me they are probably used to it.

Still, at the surface level, there is a part of me that admires the guy...

Cops sequestered in their air-conditioned, sound proof vault, unaware of the crime being committed against them in their own parking lot...

14 posted on 08/03/2012 9:33:29 AM PDT by shurwouldluv_a_smallergov
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To: B212

At $300,000, that’s $43,000 per cruiser which is way too much to be paying anyway. Taxpayers are getting ripped off to begin with.

Regarding the ‘poor’ taxpayers, they get what they deserve.

As long as this useless war on pot continues at their demand, they can pay for it. And they will pay for it in all kinds of unintended ways like this.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 9:57:42 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Cowman

Misdemeanor. Clearly.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 10:00:23 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: DannyTN

I thought pot was supposed to make people peaceful.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 10:03:01 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

I thought arresting dopeheads was supposed to make it safer for all of us.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 10:10:17 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: KoRn

“Any police department that actually ARRESTS a citizen for possessing a dried out plant deserves to have their cars pancaked.”

Oh really. And who gets to replace all those cars and equipment? It doesn’t come out of the cops’ pocket.

You pot smoking is starting to interfere with your logical ability. But whatever, it’s just a dried out weed, like oregano or basil. Doesn’t harm a soul /s


19 posted on 08/03/2012 10:35:51 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: AlmaKing
I thought arresting dopeheads was supposed to make it safer for all of us.

Look at what happens when they are let out on bail.

20 posted on 08/03/2012 10:37:16 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 4yearlurker

Insurance, while helpful, just dispenses the cost onto the backs of a larger group of people, although at a smaller rate.

Destruction of property, and theft of property, impoverishes us more than fiat money (that’s a note to the Ron Paul supporters defending their loco weed and right to idiotize themselves on this thread). I disapprove of fiat money, too, but to cheer this as some sort of great liberation activity is. . . stupid.

Sure, shiny cars are tempting. But to actually follow through with is contemptible. Also please note the reduced police presence/availability as they wait for those cars to be replaced. If I heard a noise in my basement in Montpelier in the next few weeks, I can’t tell you how grateful I’d be for the extra half hour wait due to Pot-head losing his temper.

Yes, I know, I could probably shoot the intruder myself, but I would sure like the police backup if Mr. Pot-head doesn’t mind. Life is not a video game.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 10:41:58 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: AlmaKing

“At $300,000, that’s $43,000 per cruiser,”

do consider all the special equipment they got in there; it’s not just a regular car.

And no, the taxpayers did not get what they deserve, unless they are all potheads who deliberately lower their inhibitions and increase their stupid like the jerk who destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of perfectly good cars and equipment because he lost his stoned temper.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: AlmaKing

“I thought arresting dopeheads was supposed to make it safer for all of us.”

It would, if we’d actually keep them in jail, where they could keep their antisocial behavior more to themselves.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Cowman

Roger Pion, of MONTPELIER, Vt. hey?
Guess I have a new hero.
Good job Mr. Pion good job.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 11:12:50 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: AlmaKing

Just an Obama plant trying to increase GM sales.


25 posted on 08/03/2012 11:16:49 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Persevero
Uhhh okay. I still think the police department should file a claim with their insurance company.
26 posted on 08/03/2012 11:29:06 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: 4yearlurker

‘I still think the police department should file a claim with their insurance company.”

Well of course, I am just pointing out this is not a harmless or victimless crime.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 11:30:40 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero
I still can't find the whole story. This farmer had some expensive equipment for a “pothead.” Was somebody growing pot on his property without his knowledge?

Also when did I state this was a harmless or victimless crime?

28 posted on 08/03/2012 11:36:25 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: shurwouldluv_a_smallergov
Still, at the surface level, there is a part of me that admires the guy...

Cops sequestered in their air-conditioned, sound proof vault, unaware of the crime being committed against them in their own parking lot...

The police should have notified the Air National Guard and called in an A10 Warthog strike on the tractor.

29 posted on 08/03/2012 11:48:36 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Cowman

What if instead he’d broken into the PD at night, pointed guns at their heads, shot all the dogs, then just LEFT A NOTE after getting the address wrong...?

Imagine that, you know...?


30 posted on 08/03/2012 11:55:52 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Moonman62

Look at what happens when they are let out on bail.

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Hilarious.

The only source I found quickly (this discussion only warrants moments of research) was that in 2008 there were over 800,000 arrests for reefer (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=160799.0 and no I will not vouch for or defend the numbers, but they don’t seem out of whack).

I think if this behavior was the norm for potheads we’d be hearing a lot more about it. Think about it, if there are 800,000 arrests for pot in a given year, how many more are actually smoking it?

I can never figure out from reading FR whether potheads are dangerously violent individuals suffering from bipolar disorder or Dorito eating dullards living in their parent’s basement.


31 posted on 08/03/2012 12:39:17 PM PDT by dmz
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