tickled my funny bone, especially since no-one was hurt.
Police said Roger Pion, 34, of Newport, Vt., flattened seven marked police cruisers and one unmarked personal vehicle at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department in Derby, Vt., around 12:40 p.m. Thursday.
With the vehicles crushed, police had no way to pursue Pion after he drove off in the tractor.
They caught the guy, though, and there's a picture of him in the linked story. He looks pretty much like someone that you might pick out of central casting for a story about a guy who runs over police cars with a large tractor.
The charges against him include:
seven counts of felony unlawful mischief, one count of misdemeanor unlawful mischief, one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of gross negligent operation, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.
Seems like he has a pretty good defense to the last charge: "That weren't no accident!"