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Old 05-11-2013, 02:12 PM
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A Washington man fed up with his neighbors went on a bulldozing rampage on Friday, damaging four homes, knocking one off its foundation and cutting power to thousands of people.

Barry Swegle, 51, had a long-running dispute with his neighbors over a fence line he felt was too close to his home in Port Angeles, west of Seattle, and simply 'went nuts,' neighbors aid.
Mr Swegle was arrested on Friday on charges of malicious mischief following the incident.

Destroyed: Barry Alan Swegle used a bulldozer to crush this truck and knock this house off its foundation in a rampage on Friday in Port Angeles, Wash.

Machine: Sheriffs said the agitated Washington man used this International Harvester TD-25, similar to a Caterpillar D-9, to destroy his neighbors' homes

Damage: Four homes were damaged in the rampage and the man ended up cutting power to thousands of people
No one was injured in the rampage.
Sheriff's spokesman Jim Borte said investigators were told that Swegle and his neighbors had a long-running dispute, but it's not clear over what.


The rampage knocked over a utility pole and left a pickup truck destroyed, and the downed power lines were preventing authorities from fully evaluating the damage to the homes.
Borte said the machine was an International Harvester TD-25, similar to a Caterpillar D-9. Investigators were looking into whether the man owned it.

Arrest: After the destruction, Barry Alan Swegle, 51, was arrested on Friday and charged with malicious mischief

Power: A 70-foot utility pole was knocked over during the rampage, which meant thousands of people were left without power

Complications: With the power lines down, crews were prevented from assessing the damage to the homes

Fear: A pick up truck was also damaged in the rampage on Friday, that left neighbors scrambling for safety their home
Keith Haynes lives near one of the damaged homes and told the Peninsula Daily News that the man 'just went nuts.'
Haynes said a woman inside one of the homes escaped unharmed.
'He took a skidder and took out two houses,' Haynes said. 'I mean demolished.'
A skidder is a bulldozer-like device used in logging. The News reported that records indicated Barry Swegle may have operated a logging company, founded in 1997.
Another neighbor, Judith Walters, always witnessed the bulldozer go through a home.
'I saw a tractor, out of control, I thought. And it plowed into the white house over here,' Walters told KIRO-TV.
'And she was in the doorway with her dog, her little Chihuahua and yeah, I was screaming at her at the top of my lungs, "Get out of the house!"'
At one point thousands of people were without power, but within a few hours it had been restored to all but 200 customers, said Clallam County Public Utility District spokesman Mike Howe.
He said power would remain out to those customers at least through early Saturday morning.

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"malicious micschief", really..??? sound slike teen age vandals smashing mailboxes
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Just another American reaching his limit on society in general (See movie Falling Down) and when the frustration becomes too much to bear and reaches a boiling point, this type of behaviour will become more and more commonplace.
Of course, we don't know the details but he was probably getting dumped on by the "system" and "entitled" neighbors who don't give a $hit about anyone but themselves.

Of course, I could be TOTALLY wrong!

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Wow , I guess this is what happens when people get so frustrated with where they live and neibours who cant communicate, if it was over a fence line then the defendant could have had a surveyor go over the bounsaries and the take it up in court

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Originally Posted by Ray Zor View Post
Just another American reaching his limit on society in general (See movie Falling Down) and when the frustration becomes too much to bear and reaches a boiling point, this type of behaviour will become more and more commonplace.
Of course, we don't know the details but he was probably getting dumped on my the "system" and "entitiled" neighbors who don't give a $hit about anyone but themselves.

Of course, I could be TOTALLY wrong!
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Which insurance covers 'rampage'?
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Does anyone but me remember the movie " Killdozer"
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yep, that's a mess, did he get the fence??
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Standby for the other side of the story.....oughta be interesting.
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Now there are going to be background checks to buy a dozer....
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Very impressive, but the guy in the tank in California still tops him.
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I hope he got a thrill out of the destruction......his life is about to go dramatically downhill. Moron.
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Very impressive, but the guy in the tank in California still tops him.
I think this guy "was" the champ

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They were having an HOA neighborhood meeting at the church across the street from me. Homeowner came in and shot the president and a director dead over a friggin driveway. Last year if I remember.

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You probably should not piss off anyone who owns heavy equipment that large.
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Originally Posted by Ray Zor View Post
Just another American reaching his limit on society in general (See movie Falling Down) and when the frustration becomes too much to bear and reaches a boiling point, this type of behaviour will become more and more commonplace.
Of course, we don't know the details but he was probably getting dumped on by the "system" and "entitiled" neighbors who don't give a $hit about anyone but themselves.

Of course, I could be TOTALLY wrong!
Or he could just be a Class A jerk.
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Originally Posted by Ray Zor View Post
Just another American reaching his limit on society in general (See movie Falling Down) and when the frustration becomes too much to bear and reaches a boiling point, this type of behaviour will become more and more commonplace.
Of course, we don't know the details but he was probably getting dumped on by the "system" and "entitiled" neighbors who don't give a $hit about anyone but themselves.

Of course, I could be TOTALLY wrong!
How about mentally ill?

Where's the "this is the reason I don't have neighbors guy"?
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How about mentally ill?

Where's the "this is the reason I don't have neighbors guy"?
He was probably on meth and couldn't help himself.
So misunderstood, the poor thing.
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Too bad he had a bulldozer at his disposal. Seems a little heavy handed response over a fence.
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Originally Posted by aln View Post
Too bad he had a bulldozer at his disposal. Seems a little heavy handed response over a fence.




Brilliant deduction...
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