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“Barry Swegle goes on bulldozer rampage: ‘Get some cops … with guns!’ Panicked neighbors

Posted By on Jun 18th, 2013

This frame grame from aerial video footage provided by KOMO-TV shows damage allegedly caused by Barry Alan Swegle, a man angry at his neighbors who went on a rampage in a bulldozer, damaging four homes, knocking one off its foundation and cutting power to thousands of people, authorities said, Friday, May 10, 2013 in Port Angeles, Wash. Swegle was booked into the Clallam County Jail for investigation of malicious mischief following the incident. (AP Photo/KOMO-TV) SEATTLE OUT, DAILY MAIL OUT, NY POST OUT

This frame grame from aerial video footage provided by KOMO-TV shows damage allegedly caused by Barry Alan Swegle, a man angry at his neighbors who went on a rampage in a bulldozer, damaging four homes, knocking one off its foundation and cutting power to thousands of people, authorities said, Friday, May 10, 2013 in Port Angeles, Wash. Swegle was booked into the Clallam County Jail for investigation of malicious mischief following the incident. (AP Photo/KOMO-TV) SEATTLE OUT, DAILY MAIL OUT, NY POST OUT

Local Neighbor Goes on Bulldozer Rampage over Property Line Dispute

As the adage goes, everyone gets to enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame. In the case of Port Angeles’ Barry Alan Swegle, his fifteen minutes of fame is notoriety and a jail cell.

The 51-year-old resident in this small town of 19,000 located along the US-Canadian border went postal on his neighbors over a long-running properly line dispute. Police received a 911 distress call that a man in a bulldozer was on a rampage destroying everything in his path.

The caller even admonished that police arrive with firearms. Swegle had begun running a bulldozer against his neighbor’s property. He thrust the powerful heavy machine into four homes and even managing to push one off of its foundation. He Hulk-smashed a pickup truck and played kick the cans with neighbor’s boats. Finally, in a move that is bound to have ingratiated himself further with city residents, he knocked down a power line which cut off electricity to thousands in the surrounding area. The scene was described as looking much like a combat zone.

Swegle must have bottled in his anger for some time before his volcanic-like temper set off. He was still looking mighty ornery when he appeared in court. He is being held on a bond of $1 million.

Swegle damaged four homes, knocking one off its foundation and cutting power to thousands of people, Port Angeles, Wash. authorities said.

Swegle damaged four homes, knocking one off its foundation and cutting power to thousands of people, Port Angeles, Wash. authorities said.
Swegle damaged four homes, knocking one off its foundation and cutting power to thousands of people, Port Angeles, Wash. authorities said.

Source:
Washington State Man Goes On Bulldozer Rampage

http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/washington-state-man-goes-on-bulldozer-rampage/Content?oid=2867810

‘Get some cops … with guns!’ Panicked neighbors’ 911 calls reveal terror during Seattle bulldozer rampage

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/911-calls-seattle-area-residents-released-bulldozer-rampage-article-1.1344865






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