Vermont Farmer Goes CRAZY, Smashes 7 Police Vehicles with Massive ’Indestructible’ Tractor
The 'livin n lovin' Roger Pion got mad after he he was busted last month for resisting arrest and possession of marijuana
Hell hath no fury like a farmer scorned.
Roger Pion - pronounced pee-on - of Newport, Vermont, drove his massive tractor over seven vehicles in the parking lot of the local Sheriff's Department Thursday afternoon, leaving them looking like they were crushed by a monster truck.
Pion, 34, then led cops on a low speed chase through town before being apprehended a mile away.
Pion was arrested last month for resisting arrest and possession of marijuana, according to Orleans County Chief Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks, an arrest that clearly put a crimp in the "livin (sic) n love having fun" quote listed as his favorite on his Facebook page.
Brooks described the tractor as really big, really red" and added that "it looked like an army tank."
Pion used a Case MX255, according to Newport Express publisher Ken Wells. The "virtually indestructible" diesel beast has eight wheels, weighs over 20,000 pounds and costs more than $130,000.
Police initially tried to stop Pion by laying a tack strip across the road, said Wells, having no effect on the giant tractor's solid rubber wheels. Cops eventually brought the low-speed chase to a halt a mile from the Sheriff's office.
Despite the destruction of half of the department's vehicles, Brooks' sense of humor remained. He mentioned that it was a good thing they had recently moved to a bigger office with a bigger parking lot - "big enough for a giant tractor to fit."
Also, when asked about how Pion was apprehended, Brooks replied that he "was not involved with the actual apprehension of him, obviously we had no vehicles left to apprehend him."