Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Police: Man crushes police cruisers with tractor

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    27,353

    Talking Police: Man crushes police cruisers with tractor

    I shouldn't laugh at this, because it's really not funny, but it is. If that makes any sense.

    http://www.ydr.com/crime/ci_21227374...p-cars-tractor

    Police: Man crushes police cruisers with tractor
    By DAVE GRAM Associated Press
    Updated: 08/03/2012 11:41:32 AM EDT


    Sheriff officers walk past crushed cruisers at the Orleans County Sheriff's Department in Newport, Vt., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Authorities say 34-year old Vermont farmer Roger Pion, angry over a recent arrest last month on charges of resisting arrest and marijuana possession, used a large tractor like a monster truck, destroying seven police cruisers. ((AP Photo/Northland Journal, Scott Wheeler))

    ...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....


    Since he's a stoner, I'm surprised he got off the couch to do it.
    Buttons updated 07/22/2014-2014



    Thinking of Sue

    Thanks Steadfast for the spinning Buffalo Bills Emu

    Made by HD ----->

    Warning: Some buttons may be offensive!
    BAD WORDS AND OFFENSIVE MATERIAL
    AND STUFF LIKE THAT THERE!!




  2. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Steely Dan For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    6,640
    No, you should definitely laugh at this. I did. Nothing to pursue him with..lol...
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

  4. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Gardenlady For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    587
    Funny, but that stinks for the Orleans county taxpayers, having to pay for 7 new police cars and all the specialized police equipment all at once.

  6. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to PHB For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    27,353
    Quote Originally Posted by PHB View Post
    Funny, but that stinks for the Orleans county taxpayers, having to pay for 7 new police cars and all the specialized police equipment all at once.
    Hopefully there is some kind of insurance for them.
    Buttons updated 07/22/2014-2014



    Thinking of Sue

    Thanks Steadfast for the spinning Buffalo Bills Emu

    Made by HD ----->

    Warning: Some buttons may be offensive!
    BAD WORDS AND OFFENSIVE MATERIAL
    AND STUFF LIKE THAT THERE!!




  8. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Steely Dan For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    7,576
    well, his stupid little misdemeanors just turned into something more serious

    what an idiot - he's lucky no one was inside any of them

  10. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to LadyL For This Useful Post:


  11. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,822
    I saw this on the news. Crazy!

    I wonder if he planned this or if it was just spur of the moment . . .

    "Hey Bob, I think I'll take the tractor down to the station and crush all the cruisers. .. then hit 7-11 for a Big Gulp and some taquitos."
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.--Albert Einstein

  12. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to hambirg For This Useful Post:


  13. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    587
    This guy has become a folk hero to all sorts of pro-marijuana legalization and anti-government lefty types.

    http://www.freeroger.org/

    http://www.facebook.com/RogerPionTheMagnificent

    http://freeroger.chipin.com/roger-pions-bailbond

    His family is getting donations for his bail and legal defense.

  14. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to PHB For This Useful Post:


  15. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    6,206
    I dont know how much of a legal defence he has.



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxpIqa0SdPI&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxpIqa0SdPI&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Soulmagent For This Useful Post:


  17. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4,456
    It is funny, but then I have a twisted sense of humor.

    How will they get to the donut shop now? JUST KIDDING.

    Of course, I recognize the unlawfulness of it, the repercussions for the community, and most of all, the setback for law enforcement (other crimes, other criminals). I'm relieved that apparently no LE or anyone else were injured.

    I'm sure other nearby LE agencies (and state, fed) will step up...

    Lest there be any misunderstanding, it was wrong. Really wrong. And he'll be payin' the price...

  18. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Cazzie For This Useful Post:


  19. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    6,640
    Quote Originally Posted by PHB View Post
    This guy has become a folk hero to all sorts of pro-marijuana legalization and anti-government lefty types.

    http://www.freeroger.org/

    http://www.facebook.com/RogerPionTheMagnificent

    http://freeroger.chipin.com/roger-pions-bailbond

    His family is getting donations for his bail and legal defense.
    Really, lefty types? I visited the Facebook page and it looks like the nutty right wing, guns-for-everyone, hate the government crowd.
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

  20. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Gardenlady For This Useful Post:


  21. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    587
    Quote Originally Posted by Gardenlady View Post
    Really, lefty types? I visited the Facebook page and it looks like the nutty right wing, guns-for-everyone, hate the government crowd.
    To be honest, I only skimmed the FB page, and saw a bunch of pro-weed stuff, so I ASSumed they were lefty-hippie types.
    Mea culpa.

  22. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to PHB For This Useful Post:


  23. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,871
    Vermont State Police said in a statement that Pion would face seven counts of felony unlawful mischief, one count of misdemeanor unlawful mischief, one count aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of gross negligent operation, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

    Pion was being held at the Northern State Correctional Center in Newport on $15,000 bail.

    Sure is a small bail for ruining 7 cop cars. FWIW, the perp should have to forfeit all his land and possessions up to the amount of the damage he caused to the county. If he can't cover the bill of $300,000 he should work and pay off every penny, IMO.

  24. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Paulette For This Useful Post:


  25. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochester, New York
    Posts
    27,353
    Quote Originally Posted by Paulette View Post
    Vermont State Police said in a statement that Pion would face seven counts of felony unlawful mischief, one count of misdemeanor unlawful mischief, one count aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of gross negligent operation, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

    Pion was being held at the Northern State Correctional Center in Newport on $15,000 bail.

    Sure is a small bail for ruining 7 cop cars. FWIW, the perp should have to forfeit all his land and possessions up to the amount of the damage he caused to the county. If he can't cover the bill of $300,000 he should work and pay off every penny, IMO.
    That does seem like awfully small bail money. I wonder what the total time he can serve if found guilty is?
    Buttons updated 07/22/2014-2014



    Thinking of Sue

    Thanks Steadfast for the spinning Buffalo Bills Emu

    Made by HD ----->

    Warning: Some buttons may be offensive!
    BAD WORDS AND OFFENSIVE MATERIAL
    AND STUFF LIKE THAT THERE!!




  26. The Following User Says Thank You to Steely Dan For This Useful Post:

    PHB

Similar Threads

  1. Misty taken to the Police station in back of police car
    By 6angels in forum Haleigh Cummings
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-19-2009, 02:41 PM
  2. Police: Man tries to sell girl, 14
    By lisalei321 in forum Crimes in the News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-13-2009, 07:23 PM
  3. Police Say Man Tried to Abduct Little Girl
    By vermontn03 in forum Crimes in the News
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-20-2008, 10:13 PM
  4. Police: Man Drove Into House
    By vermontn03 in forum Crimes in the News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-17-2008, 04:13 PM
  5. police looking for man who abducted/raped boy in LA
    By mistivon in forum Crimes in the News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-03-2007, 02:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •