11/7/2010Maryland, Poland, UK: Speed Cameras Attacked
Speed cameras have their power plug pulled and burned in Maryland, Poland and the UK.
At around 2am Monday, vigilantes set fire to the control boxes for a pair of speed cameras in Montgomery County, Maryland in the type of attack more commonly seen in Europe. A camera in Gaithersburg between Hillstone Road and McDonald Chapel Drive was heavily damaged. A second camera on Germantown Road in Germantown was also torched. Previous attacks have been limited to Post-It Notes and spraypaint.
A speed camera in Berkshire, England survived a vigilante attack last Sunday at 1:30am. Two tires and a can of gasoline were used to set the automated ticketing machine on Overdown Road in Tilehurst on fire, but the flames died down before inflicting any significant damage, the Reading Chronicle reported.
Police in Swansea, South Wales issued a notice that they are looking for a suspected vigilante who torched set the speed camera on Llangyfelach Road, near the Kings Head Public House.
In Czersk, Poland the power connection to a speed camera was cut at around 10pm on Tuesday. Police blamed the incident on a group of drunken teenagers, Gazeta Pomorska reported.