Man Upset Over Arrest Destroys Most Of A Vermont Town’s Police Cars

Roger Pion, a Vermont farmer, was mighty pissed about a recent drug bust. He was so upset he decided to have his own makeshift Monster Jams session in the police station parking lot. The Daily Mail reports:

A farmer angry over a recent arrest surprised police in Vermont on Thursday by driving his tractor over seven parked police cars before driving away.

Roger Pion, 34, had been arrested last month for resisting arrest and marijuana possession before rolling his farm tractor across their vehicles, demolishing five marked cruisers, one unmarked car and a transport van, police said.

‘We had nothing to pursue him with,’ said Newport Chief Deputy Philip Brooks, who went outside to see seven of his fleet’s 11 vehicles destroyed.

He’s quite the looker too…

A local news station provided the following video of the scene.

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  • Commander_Chico

    That’s the true Vermont spirit. This guy is my hero.

    • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

      Chico, shouldn’t the last word in your statement begin with the letter “z”?

      • Commander_Chico

        Hey, nobody was hurt, only cars. Cops should not be arresting farmers for marijuana.

        • jim_m

          And who pays for those cars? The taxpayers do. SO this douchbag criminal cost everyone in the town well over $200,000. I’m sure that a socialist fool like you Chico thinks that the money comes magically from the town’s magic money tree. Or the local unicorn shits diamonds out its ass for the city to cash in, but reality is a little simpler. He destroyed what the people paid for. He’s a felon.

        • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

          So, Chico believes that law officers should not enforce laws that Chico disagrees with.

          • jim_m

            Sounds a lot like obama.

          • retired.military

            Chico has stated this bullshit line numerous times. Are you surprised?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

          So you think only laws you like should be obeyed then?

          • ackwired

            It’s called civil disobedience. Laws that don’t benefit society are violated and the violator takes the punishment. Google Ghandi.

          • jim_m

            MLK Jr is spinning in his grave. Civil Disobedience was meant to be nonviolent refusal to obey unjust laws, not going out and committing violent crimes.

            Is there no depravity that you will not excuse to advance your agenda?

          • ackwired

            Any violence was against property, not people. Property can be restored or replaced. It is not like he was defending himselft by threatening the police officers with a firearm. He will pay for any damage he caused.

          • jim_m

            I sincerely doubt that. Does he look like he can afford to replace 7 police cars? That’s going to be easily $200,000.

          • ackwired

            I can’t imagine how anyone could determine what he can afford by looking at his mug shot. If he owns a farm, he can afford it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            Who has to PAY for that property oth than the people of the city through taxes?

          • ackwired

            That’s up to the judge. As an advocate of restorative justice, I would have the farmer pay for it. Whether in money or in time, he will pay.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            So somehow you hold that it’s to be celebrated because you didn’t like him receiving punishment for the law that he broke? And that somehow makes his subsequent crime acceptable to you?

          • ackwired

            I don’t recall saying anything that would indicate that it should be celebrated. Nor did I say that I objected to his punishment for posession. So clearly neither would make his subsequent crime acceptable to me. But I respect anyone’s right to violate a law in protest as long as they do not hurt anybody, do not try to avoid capture and are willing to accept the punishment of the law.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            Destroying someone’s property IS hurting somebody.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            So you would be okay if he went out and punched someone black and blue, so long as it was injury that could heal, right? I mean ‘it would be something that can be restored or replaced’ right?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            Not an “unjust law”. And massive property damage is not “civil disobedience” it’s committing another crime to protest you not liking a law … Fail …

          • ackwired

            Civil disobedience always involves committing a crime. This act was not very elegant. But it is no more criminal than many of the things that have been done to citizens by the police in this “War on Drugs”.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            Passive civil disobedience is massively different than active willful destruction …

          • ackwired

            Civil Disobedience was first described by Thoreau. “The word civil has several definitions. The one that is intended in this case is “relating to citizens and their interrelations with one another or with the state”, and so civil disobedience means “disobedience to the state”. Sometimes people assume that civil in this case means “observing accepted social forms; polite” which would make civil disobedience something like polite, orderly disobedience. Although this is an acceptable dictionary definition of the word civil, it is not what is intended here.”
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Disobedience_(Thoreau)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            Ah. You favor violent destructive temper tantrums as a response to perceived injustices. Good to know.

        • Commander_Chico

          I knew that y’all would be out riding sanctimoniously on your high horses.

          A little resistance to authority is good for the country, keeps the cops in line.

          When the country selectmen question the cops about this, the cops will have to explain why this arrest was necessary. The selectmen will suggest that cops think twice before bothering the citizenry for things which aren’t hurting anyone else. It’s called discretion.

          Funny how this farmer gets arrested for having pot, while Corzine, the Fabulous Fab, and the LIBOR fixers are still free. Laws are only for the little people.

          Rage against this corrupt machine is a good thing.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            And the people of the city that have to pay the taxes to replace the police cars … Screw them, eh?

          • Commander_Chico

            Yes, they should hire better cops.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            Better cops being defined by you as ones that ignore their duty and don’t enforce the law?

          • Commander_Chico

            Yes, the best cops don’t arrest everyone they can.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            So you think good cops ignore the law? I think that pretty much DOES tell me everything I need to know about you, thanks.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            The arrest was necessary because he was BREAKING THE LAW. A police officer’s duty is to ENFORCE the law.

      • jim_m

        Chico will support any level of violence in support of his ideological beliefs.

      • Guest

        Zhero? That doesn’t make any sense. Is that like Zima?

    • retired.military

      Its okay to destroy private and public property if Chico agrees with the reason why the person did it. If everyone felt that way we would have anarchy.

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  • herddog505

    I wonder how much marijuana he was busted with.

    • Guest

      Clearly he needed more.

  • jim_m

    ‘It’s pretty much the biggest tractor you can get,’ Police Chief Seth DiSanto told the paper.

    Nah. They make tractors much larger than that: http://www.caseih.com/en_int/Products/Tractors/Pages/SteigerQuadtrac.aspx I’ll bet he could have done lots more damage if he had a bigger tractor.

    • herddog505

      For pity’s sake, DON’T SAY THAT! Bloomberg might happen upon it and we’d be deluged with articles about how he’s proposing to ban tractors.

  • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Jay McHue

    It was a tractor. Max speed is like 3 miles per hour. They could’ve gone after him on foot. Stupid donuts.

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