Panther Hate: Toking Farmer Wipes Out Fleet Of Cop Cars

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
panther hate toking farmer wipes out fleet of cop cars

An angry farmer in Vermont wiped out most of the fleet of the Orleans County Sheriffs’s Department by rolling his tractor over the cruisers. Without wheels, the deputies had to liberate one of their cars from a service station before they could go into high speed pursuit of the man who left the scene in red farm tractor, the Daily Mail reports.

‘It’s pretty much the biggest tractor you can get,’ Police Chief Seth DiSanto told the paper.

The Panther-hating farmer was arrested two miles down the road. Farmer Roger Pion, 34, had been arrested last month for resisting arrest and marijuana possession. Apparently, he did not like it.

Hat tip to the Alm Oedi.

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  • Zoom Zoom on Aug 04, 2012

    That Case IH tractor is made in Wisconsin. Case IH is owned by Fiat Industrial. He crushed American cars. Conspiracy?

    • Pch101 Pch101 on Aug 04, 2012

      Congratulations. You've just thrown gasoline on the wingnut fire.

  • Boxerman Boxerman on Aug 06, 2012

    Without knowing the cause of Pion's arrest I would be speculating, but here goes. Take our speed laws as an example> ROAD SAFETY is the shrill cry we hear. Yet if road safety were a true goal then weaving through traffic during rush hour would get you busted instead of going 80 at 5 am when the road is deserted. Red light cameras without yellows would not exist. What we have here folks is a country where 1/3 of the populace in one form or another works for the state, and the state views the remaining populace as a resource to be harvested for their livelyhood. True we do get some garbage collection, a bit of police protection/security and some dubious schools out of the deal. In reality most of what is going on is an unconcious statal war to turn the populace into a form of sefdom serving the needs of officialdom. Its done by scaring us about threats to our saftey and livelyhood and the necessity of more laws and control. Fact is there are so many laws today, you break them all the time without being aware. When gov needs money or a sacrificial lamb there is always someone who did something wrong. Yes there is no master plan, yes there is no conspiracy at the top, even worse this is just a system that has developed of its own accord and now blindly self perpetuates. It is pretty much most of what our founding fathers rebelled against and sought to prevent. As the state having spent the easy pickings, gets more desperate for money and power to protect its priveledge, the petty screws will be tightened and we the peon's (see the irony of the name) will lash out in fuitility here and there. Peon will suffer, the costs will be huge and no logic will tell you it was wise to do what he did, but as a blind protest it is commendable.

  • Alan I blame COVID, the chip shortage, container shortage and the war in Ukraine. This aggression is evident in normal daily driving of late.
  • Alan $10 000 is a bit rich for a vehicle that most likely been flogged all its life, plus it's a VW. Lots of electrical gremlins live in them.
  • Alan Mitsubishi, Hino and Izuzu trucks are quite common in Australia. Another factor that needs to be taken into account are the cheap Chinese trucks and vans that are entering the market in Australia and becoming more popular as reliability improves, with huge warranties. Businesses want the cheapest logistics. Plumbers, concreters, builders buy many of these in their lightest versions, around 2.5 tonne payload. Hino/Toyota could use the cheaper competitor in Mitsubishi as a competitor against the Chinese. You don't see too many of the Japanese/Asian trucks in the rural areas.
  • 2ACL I think it's a good choice. The E89 didn't get respect due to its all-around focus when new, but it's aged well, and the N52/6HP combo is probably more fun and capable than it's given credit for.
  • Wjtinfwb I can hear the ticking from here...