One of five crushed Newport, Vt., police cruisers (WCAX)
A Vermont farmer, apparently unhappy with his arrest last month, crushed five police cruisers parked at a police station with a giant tractor on Thursday.
The man, 34-year-old Roger Pion, was arrested by Newport police two miles away after he abandoned the red tractor and attempted to flee on foot. According to the Burlington Free Press, at least eight police vehicles, included an unmarked car and transport van, sustained damage.
"It's more than half our fleet," Phil Brooks, Orleans County sheriff's deputy, told the Burlington Free Press. "We have 11 cars.""
According to Burlington's WCAX-TV, there were no injuries. According to the Newport Express, the tractor weighed approximately 15 tons.
Pion was arrested on July 3 for marijuana possession and resisting arrest.
Vermont state police and the U.S. Border Patrol are assisting in the investigation. Newport, Vt., is approximately five miles from the Canadian border.
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