Man crushes 7 police cars with tractor

A man accused of using a tractor "like a monster truck" to crush seven police cars is out on bail. Roger Pion, 34, of Newport, Vermont, was reportedly angry at a recent arrest; he now faces up to 16 years in prison. Here's Laura Carpenter in the Newport Daily Express:

Fortunately, no one was in the vehicles and no firearms, located in the trunks, were discharged. The damage, estimated at between $250,000 and $300,000, included the vehicles, cages, firearms, radios and radar equipment. No one in the sheriff's department heard the ruckus outside; they were alerted after a witness called 9-1-1. That afternoon, two Newport City Police officers were in the area not far from where the red tractor was headed after the rampage. The officers followed the tractor in their cruiser, according to an affidavit by Detective Trooper Lyle Decker with the Vermont State Police. Pion allegedly looked back and saw the police cruiser behind him. He allegedly stopped the tractor and began to back up towards them. The cruiser then backed up, hitting a car behind it.

The evidence is clearly that America needs more weed, not less.


  1. this is the best part:

    “Friday, Pion drove a red Case MX255 full size tractor that has eight tires into the sheriff’s department parking lot, lined up seven vehicles, rolled over them monster truck rally-style, then backed over them again. He apparently moved a civilian vehicle out of the way and it sustained only minor damage.”

    nice of him to line up the 7 cars, and move the civilian vehicle out of the way…

  2. The most shocking thing about this story is that the police aren’t saying each car costs $350,000 to replace.

    1. No, but they are trying to charge him with attempted murder for backing towards them when they came a-chasin’.

  3. Now they can get a grant from DHS and replace those wimpy cars with shiny new APCs and maybe a tank or two.

  4. As much as I’d like to throw in a pithy comment to fish for ‘likes,’ would it be possible to get more information about the recent arrest that angered this guy so much?  As funny as it is, this guy was furious enough about it to react like this, knowing there would be repercussions.  A total BS arrest might be the culprit here.  Well, that and 21,550 lbs of tractor. . .

    1. He was arrested for marijuana possession earlier. In response to the government’s overreaction to what should be a non crime, he overreacted by crushing a few cop cars. 

      1. His lawyer should have his hands full.  On the flipside, Case Tractor’s PR department is probably considering a new advertising campaign.

  5. He was angry at having been (allegedly unjustly) pulled out of his car and tasered by (allegedly corrupt) police in days previous.

  6. What a loser. He could of at lest took out the rear  corner stone of the bay/dock doors and plowed into the main structure. He didn’t try hard enough.

    Not that I condone larceny in it’s extreme but come on, if your putting your self out, go for total broke. 

    BTW he has that jail sex starved giver look. He be hunting for marks soon enough. 

    Source: my (first) cousin.

  7. They took the man’s weed. He did the right thing, only more of it.

     We should be building statues of this guy out of crushed cop cruisers and putting them in Times Square, Ground Zero, and the moon.

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