Man Uses Excavator to Attack State Troopers


As a parent, you’ll do anything to protect your child. A Vermont man got extra creative when he hopped into an excavator in an attempt to stop two state troopers from arresting his son.

Authorities arrived at Wayne Tallman’s home to arrest his 24-year-old son, Brandon Tallman, in relation to an assault and burglary case. As the officers were attempting to handcuff the suspect, his father jumped into an excavator and started swinging.

Dashcam footage of the incident was uploaded to the Vermont State Police Facebook page. In the video, the father is repeatedly swinging the excavator’s bucket towards the officers as they wrestle with his son. The troopers dodged the bucket on multiple occasions and yelled for the man to get out of the machinery.

“They don’t have a scenario at the academy where we practice this one,” a Vermont State Police commander said in the wake of the ordeal.

Eventually, Tallman did step out of the equipment and was arrested for aggravated assault on a protected official, resisting arrest, impeding and reckless endangerment. Tallman’s wife, Amy, was also issued a citation for impeding an officer.


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