Roger Pion, 34, of Newport, Vermont, was angry over a recent arrest for resisting arrest and marijuana possession. So, he did the only logical thing a 34 year old in Newport, Vermont, would do and drove his tractor into the parking lot of the sheriff’s department and went all Bigfoot up on 5 cruisers, an unmarked car and a transport van parked in the lot then drove away.
Sheriffs said that after Pion left their lot, they were unable to pursue him because they had no intact vehicles (well, duh). When two Newport City officers chased him, he suddenly started backing the tractor toward them.
“I backed up in fear of our safety about ten to fifteen feet before bumping into another vehicle,” wrote Newport Officer Tanner Jacobs, adding that “at this point the tractor was still backing up.” He said he and his partner then left their vehicle to avoid getting run over.
Converging city and state police and county sheriffs then surrounded Pion and ordered him from the tractor at gunpoint. He was found to be carrying a loaded pistol, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies got there in a borrowed civilian vehicle.
Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident. Pion is being held on $50,000 bond.
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