Skip to comments.Neighbor 'goes nuts,' destroys several homes with bulldozer (Washington State)
Posted on 05/10/2013 3:19:54 PM PDT by Stoat
PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- Witnesses say a man upset with his neighbors went on a rampage with a bulldozer-like piece of logging machinery in a Port Angeles neighborhood, damaging four homes and knocking out power to thousands of people.
The Clallam County Sheriff's Office says it does not appear that anyone was injured during the incident that happened just after noon Friday along Pioneer Road. The suspect was arrested.
"A person with a piece of heavy equipment that was very upset, struck (four) homes in the area and also a truck," said Jim Borte with the Clallam County Sheriff's Department.
Keith Haynes lives near one of the damaged homes and told the Peninsula Daily News the man took a piece of logging equipment called a skidder and "just went nuts."
Haynes said a woman inside one of the homes escaped unharmed, and the other home was unoccupied. Haynes said the houses were demolished.
Haynes said a new Ford truck also was damaged in the incident.
It was like a war zone, Haynes, a former law enforcement officer who has lived in that neighborhood for two years, told the paper.
We’ll be famous!!!
I had a neighbor that needed that treatment real bad............
There was an episode I saw on TV once about a guy who hijacked a tank and went on the rampage. They had to kill him to stop him but not before he destroyed an awful lot of property.
I remember watching the tank hit all sorts of vehicles and peeled them open like they were cheap tin cans with a can opener.
Don’t expect today’s ‘journalists’ to be able to think, let alone write.
Rachel Corrie sure gets around...
I remember ‘offending’ a bunch of libs at work calling her “St. Pancake” once. So I did it more ;)
In that last pic you can see the contempt radiating off the muzzies and that woman is just oblivious to it.
You think they would get that we cannot coexsist with muslims any lore than their daughter coexsisted with a D9. But no.
I am actually looking forward to liberal misery when they get the sharia put to them first and don’t understand why.
Biggest thing to happen in Port Angeles since the Millennium Bomber.
I just don’t know about you peninsula folks.
There are wheel skidders and track skidders.
Let me know how you do on getting back on your Harley. I had a stroke during heart surgery in 2007. Regained about 98%, but have trouble with my clutch hand. Rode it for first time, post stroke, last summer....only 50 miles. I sold my Ultra Classic in 2010 to help pay for my new truck. Might try riding again this year, but if it still doesn’t feel right, I’ll have a RK for sale.
Be carful on that bike.
“A person with a piece of heavy equipment that was very upset”
Next time a person has a piece of heavy equipment that is very upset, he should shut the equipment off. That would help greatly.
Yep, I took the same lesson away from that film. ;-)
Hopefully not your father’s truck. /sic
That is one of my favorite sci-fi stories ever. Theodore Sturgeon wrote that in 1944, based on his time clearing airstrips in the pacific in the early war years.
LOL! The insurance claim on that vehicle is gonna be a doozy.
This is like the AR-15 of bulldozers.
WOW... Every four-year-old boy’s dream...
Property line dispute.
My mom was born in Port Angeles a long, long time ago.
...and that guy is probly 175 pounds overweight.
Thats some wicked chains ya got their!
It is a beautiful place, but more importantly, its actually safer than most places these days. Both of our children and 5 of our grandchildren were born here.
If he did it because of rap music, I don’t care. Turn him loose, and I’ll buy him another tank of diesel.
Read the comments!
My grandfather was born there also. He ran a pack train up to hurricane ridge from Heart O The Hills.
My goodness, that was a very long time ago.
Haynes said a new Ford truck also was damaged in the incident.
Yea, Grampa was in the 1918 graduating class from Port Angeles high.
Here’s a fun tidbit for you. It is possible that at some point, your grandfather may have been by or at my house.
I live on a mountain east of Port Angeles. Our house (the main house) was built in the late 1800s. It had been a livery stable, a blacksmith shop and a dairy. It was a post office between 1906 and 1911. After the local school burned down, our house became a schoolhouse for a time. It’s been many things over the years and served many generations as a home.
If I look to the west, I can see Hurricane Ridge. To the east I see the Dungeness spit and the old lighthouse. Looking north the view is of the Juan de Fuca Straight, Victoria B.C. about 19 miles across the water, and the entrance to the San Juan Islands. South of me is part of the north side the Olympic Mountain range.
While some things have changed, some have not, so I am likely looking at some of the same beauty that your parent and grandparents enjoyed. The mountain air where I live is still mixed with sea air.
Here's the video. I felt really sorry for the guy first time I saw it.
A neighbor and good friend passed away about 5 years ago. Louie Thie was 96 years old. He fought in WWII but other than that, he lived his entire life here and most of it a 1/2 mile above me on my mountain.
They made men strong back then. At 86, Luie lost a foot because of diabetes, yet that man continued to cut, baled and bring in his own hay up to about a year before his death. That man was a walking history book and if he were alive today, he would likely remember your relatives... it was a small population around here back then.
I haven’t been over to Port Angeles for several years. Do they still do that sand sculpture contest in the summer? It was during one of the times the Coho was out of service and Arrow was running a passenger boat to Victoria. I knew a couple of guys who worked for Arrow Services. Coho was in dry dock here in Anacortes recently.
Yes, we still have the contest. I’ll have to respond to your PM later.
LMAO.....of course it will Honey!
Gentle dude...*S*..being a Father and all...
That thing is beautiful.
“Word is....he was upset because he couldnt get help for his meth problems.”
Man - I’m glad I helped my son with his homework last night!
It’s not the guns. It’s not the hammers. It’s not the knives. It’s not the baseball bats. It’s not the bombs. It’s not the bulldozers.IT’S THE PEOPLE, STUPID. .....<<<
WOW!..that rant should have a monument in D.C.!
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