Vt. police: Man angry about arrest used tractor like monster truck to crush 7 cop vehicles - Yahoo! News
No one was hurt. I hope this guy has insurance or money to reimburse the county.
After that, there are some humorous gems in article.
I know it's not funny, but all I could picture was Napoleon Dynamite running into the parking lot surveying the damage, watching the tractor escape at tractor speed and saying "Dang!".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.
At least two deputies had gone inside a few moments before after washing their vehicles, officials said.
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.
Vermont State Police said in a statement that Pion would face seven counts of felony unlawful mischief, one count of misdemeanour 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.
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.
And some teenager calling in the 911 call: "Operator: 911, what's your emergency? caller: umm, well, I don't know if you know this or not but, like, there's some dude in your parking lot and he's, like, driving all over your police cars with, like, this tractor or somethin'. It looks like it's on purpose or, like, he's angry about somethin'. I first thought it was, like, this freak accident with maybe some, like, runaway farm vehicle or somethin' but after like the fifth or sixth police car, this wasn't, like, an accident."
The article left something out if they charged agg assault on LEO. They also glossed over the other half of the department that was out on patrol so I doubt the lack of pursuit was very long.
Still, I chuckled at the "and one count of leaving the scene of an accident." Just imagining Samuel's avatar Buford T. Justice at the press conference announcing all the charges and that last one with jaw clenched. Also, pictured him yelling at the tractor as it crawls away "I saw that, you sombitch! You did that on purpose! You're going away till you're gray! I got the evidence! "