By: Kyle James | 08-17-2017 | News
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Man Sprays Border Patrol Car With Manure Now Facing Assault Charges

A man in North Hero, Vermont has been accused of spraying feces all over a U.S. Customs and Border Protection car. 53-year-old Mark Johnson, of Alburgh, has been frustrated with the amount of illegal immigrants entering Vermont and working illegally on farms. Johnson said that he wanted to know why there haven't been more arrests of illegal immigrants when he confronted a Border Protection agent on August 3rd. He also said that the agent was rude to him. That's when Johnson got on his farm vehicle and sprayed manure all over the U.S. Customs and Border Protection car.

The incident occurred on the edge of Johnson's farm which is located 2 miles south of the Canadian border. Johnson claimed he did not know the car was behind him when he turned on the sprayer. This is hard to believe since the spraying occurred immediately after Johnson had confronted the agent in the car regarding his feeling that their have not been enough arrests of illegal immigrants. He is set to appear before a judge in a court hearing on Thursday.

Johnson said that it is common for U.S. Customs and Border Protection cars to be parked near the field but he assumed that the agent had left before he turned on his sprayer. He claims he did not become aware that he had sprayed the marked car until the sheriff's department arrived an hour or so later to deliver the citation. The charges that Johnson faces at court on Thursday include disorderly conduct and assault.


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