Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Seriously?!

August 3, 2012

Bail set for Vt. man accused of crushing cop cars

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man, who authorities say was angry over an arrest and used his tractor like a monster truck to drive over seven police vehicles, is being held on $50,000 bail.

During a Friday appearance in court in Newport, 34-year-old Roger Pion (PEE'-on) invoked his right to delay entering a plea to the 14 charges filed against him for allegedly crushing seven vehicles belonging to the Orleans County sheriff's department.

Damage is estimated to be at least $250,000.

Pion was apparently mad over his recent arrest on resisting arrest and marijuana possession charges.

Sheriff's deputies working inside their building didn't know what was happening until a neighbor called 911. They didn't hear the ruckus outside because their air conditioners were humming, then couldn't pursue him because their cars were crushed.

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