Vermont farmer takes tractor vengeance on squad car fleet

Posted on August 4th, 2012 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

Vermont farmer Roger Pion, 34, jumped into his giant eight-wheel Case MX255 diesel tractor, headed to the police station in Newport town, and crushed more than seven squad cars Aug. 2, exacting vengeance for his arrest for cannabis possession last month. Pion then led cops on a low-speed chase through town before being apprehended a mile away. His act of retribution took out more than half of the district's squad car fleet. "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," Sheriff Kirk Martin told the Associated Press."The radios are ruined."

Pion—whose Facebook tagline was "livin [sic] n love having fun"—had been arrested several times in the past, although never for a violent offense. (Daily Beast, Aug. 4; NY Daily News, Aug. 2)

Graphic:  Weird Crime



Imagine a T-shirt...

bhill's picture

Imagine a T-shirt with a pot smokin' former yippie now farmer running over 7 cops cars with his tractor? Maybe the times are changin'

Comment by bhill on Aug 5th, 2012 at 9:51 am

defense committee for tractor driver

bhill's picture shouldn't there be a defense committee/fund for the tractor driver who well illustrates the absurdity of pot prohibition?
Comment by bhill on Aug 5th, 2012 at 10:04 am

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