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Police: Farmer unhappy about arrest drives tractor over 7 Sheriff's vehicles (VIDEO)

Police: Farmer unhappy about arrest drives tractor over 7 Sheriff's vehicles (VIDEO)

Written by
Mike Donoghue
Free Press Staff Writer
8:43PM August 02, 2012

A farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday afternoon in Newport by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles owned by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.

State police estimated the damage at about $250,000. No one was hurt.

Roger Pion, 34, was jailed for lack of $15,000 bail at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport to await arraignment Friday morning on 11 charges.

Pion is facing seven counts of felony unlawful mischief and one misdemeanor count of unlawful mischief on suspicion of damaging the cars, State Police Detective Trooper Lyle Decker said.

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Hah, this happened in the west bend of Louisiana.....

Louisiana has Sure Juis Grand Juries in all their courts.

I am placing bets on the Grand Jury dropping nearly all felony counts against this man, simply because he was making a statement that validates why we shouldn't have these waste of time marijuana laws.

I reckon most of the police will join in support of his message, since those laws are really bad.

Of course, he was armed so

Of course, he was armed so now they want to insinuate all people with guns want to take large tractors and run over cop cars with them.

He was probably wearing

a John Deere hat as well.

I bet he doesn't approve of

I bet he doesn't approve of our President either. Better send him to Guantanamo.

Laughing all the way to prison

Hey if you're gonna go anyways might as well go laughing. Think of the street cred this guy will have inside. This is the stuff folk heros used to be made from. This story just made my day :)

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