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Video Released of NJ Backhoe Rampage That Ended with Fatal OIS
“He’s going into houses, Jim. We’ve gotta do something now,” one officer declares as he races after the vehicle. Footage from Vineland Police Sgt. Louis Platania’s body camera shows him exit his car and run toward the backhoe.
January 14, 2022
NJ Officer Fatally Shoots Man who Flipped Patrol Vehicle with Backhoe
Witnesses said the suspect flipped a patrol vehicle and an ambulance, crashed into another patrol vehicle, damaged privately owned vehicles, and even damaged some homes.
December 20, 2021
Pa. Man Used Tractor to Assault Police
An 80-year-old Pennsylvania man used his lawn tractor to fling rocks and debris at neighbors and police earlier this summer.
September 17, 2013
Vt. Cruiser Crusher Free On Bail
The Vermont man who gained notoriety for using his father's tractor to crush seven police cars is a free man this Friday morning. Roger Pion left the Northern State Correctional Facility, after supporters helped raised his $50,000 bail amount.
August 30, 2012
Vermont Cruiser Crusher Pleads Not Guilty
The Vermont farmer accused of flattening seven Orleans County Sheriff's cruiser in a tractor rampage pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday and remains in custody with a $50,000 bail.
August 6, 2012
Angry Vt. Farmer Charged with Driving Tractor Over 7 Sheriff's Vehicles
A farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday afternoon in Newport, Vt., by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles owned by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.
August 2, 2012
Man Takes Out Town With Armored Dozer
Marv Heemeyer was a welder and muffler repair shop owner who (outraged over the outcome of a zoning dispute) armored a Komatsu D355A bulldozer with layers of steel and concrete and used it on June 4, 2004, to demolish the town hall, a former judge's home, and other buildings in Granby, Colo. After a standoff with law enforcement agencies, Heemeyer committed suicide.
February 22, 2010
Stolen Tank Rampage In San Diego
Shawn Nelson was a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber who stole an M60 Patton tank from a U.S. National Guard Armory in San Diego, Calif., and went on a rampage on May 17, 1995, destroying cars, fire hydrants, and an RV before being shot dead by police.
February 22, 2010
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