Wednesday, June 23, 2004

CRIME: Tractor Man Sentenced Today

Remember the Tractor Man, the North Carolina tobacco farmer who disrupted D.C. traffic for days threatening to explode a bomb prior to the start of the Iraq War? Today, he's scheduled to be sentenced for making false threats and destruction of federal property, according to The Associated Press.

Dwight Watson, the disgruntled farmer who wanted to start "a revolution on behalf of tobacco farming families," crashed his tractor into the shallow pond at Constitution Gardens. Traffic to-and-from Virginia was disrupted for four rush hours, as some key nearby arteries, including Constitution Avenue, were shut down as Watson faced-off with federal security officials.

"Former Tobacco Farmer to be Sentenced Wednesday" [Associated Press via WTOP]


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