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(WTOP)   Maryland police would like your help catching the vandal, possibly a terrorist, who spray-painted 5 speed cameras last night. So, yeah. Let's all get right on helping them with that   ( wtop.com) divider line
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2013-09-09 01:20:33 PM  
4 votes:

iheartscotch: Poor speed camera; he was one day away from retiring. I hope they catch those fiends.

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"I'm too old for this shiat".
2013-09-09 01:18:51 PM  
4 votes:
Poor speed camera; he was one day away from retiring. I hope they catch those fiends.
2013-09-09 03:33:21 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-09-09 02:12:46 PM  
3 votes:
I saw the whole thing. Here's a police artist sketch of the culprit. Happy to help.

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2013-09-09 02:11:20 PM  
3 votes:

flynn80: I'd help by buying him more spray paint.  He'll be caught eventually if he keeps doing, right?

Traveling the country, making life better for all? Johnny Spraypaintlight... a legend is born.
2013-09-09 01:55:18 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-09-09 01:38:06 PM  
3 votes:
Spray paint can be cleaned off, no half measures.

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2013-09-09 01:36:55 PM  
3 votes:
Watch the number of accidents increase at those intersections.  The culprit should be charged with negligent homicide for every death that occurs as well as be marked as an accomplice to any infraction observe at those locations.  This should happen until such time the cameras are fully functional again.

Also, the individual should have to reimburse the city for estimated monies lost as well as face criminal charges for vandalism.
2013-09-09 01:24:02 PM  
3 votes:
if this keeps up, they might have to send cops out to watch the cameras. while they're out there, they might even write some speeding tickets.
2013-09-09 01:20:53 PM  
3 votes:
$o, the Sali$bury Police need help $olving thi$ mo$t heinous$ of crime$? It i$ de$picable that $omeone would deface the$e ab$olutely vital piece$ of public $afety equipment. It truly i$ $o $ad.
2013-09-09 12:55:52 PM  
3 votes:
Let me show me outrage

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2013-09-09 04:30:19 PM  
2 votes:

TheEndIsNigh: Allen262: Tricky Chicken: Allen262: [img849.imageshack.us image 159x93]

First time ...Huh
Second time - what is going on here?
third time - is this some sort of animation?

It is shame that I had to resize down such awesomeness because of fark's 750KB max for .gifs.

I think we'd all appreciate a link to a larger version.

Large Speed Camera gif
2013-09-09 02:38:50 PM  
2 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: groppet: Yup we will get right on that. I always figured a good way to mess them up would be to smear vasaline on the lens or lens cover. It would be harder to spot then.

black spraypaint on a black lens
or a .17 pellet
or if you're particularly ornery, a .22 from a silenced rifle.  You do know how to make a silencer for a .22 right?

Place chihuahua over muzzle?

\aisle seat, please
2013-09-09 01:18:33 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, we'll I misplaced my microscopic violin. So sorry.
2013-09-09 12:58:09 PM  
2 votes:

Banned on the Run: Banned on the Run: Let me show me outrage

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Or let me show you my outrage.

I thought maybe it was "Talk Like a Pirate Day".
2013-09-09 02:41:49 PM  
1 vote:
I have no problem with speed/red light cameras. They're there for the protection of those around you. it's one thing to push the limit by a few miles an hour when you're late for something, but I don't care what kind of car you drive or how good a driver you think you are, you're putting other peoples lives in danger driving at excessive speeds.
2013-09-09 02:38:13 PM  
1 vote:
If I found him, I'd buy him two six packs. One of beer and the other of spray paint.
2013-09-09 02:13:02 PM  
1 vote:
Police sketch of the suspect.

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2013-09-09 01:51:16 PM  
1 vote:

Pangea: Tricky Chicken: Pangea: FTA: The numbers "1776" and "1774" were also spray painted on the equipment.

Maybe it's unfair to profile, but those numbers cause me to suspect that young men on sport bikes, and young asians/latinos in hot-rodded imports are not to blame.

Narrow your search to white guys in American vehicles that received at least two tickets from the vandalized cameras in the last 30 days.

You're welcome.

I'm a white guy in that area, but I drive a Nissan and haven't gotten an automated ticket in over 4 years.

Not that it was me, but I'm totally sympathetic.

I can feel my career in law enforcement profiling crumbling beneath my feet. Time to step up my game!!

No, you are still good. Your criteria ruled me out and I didn't do it.  So far you're golden.
2013-09-09 01:34:12 PM  
1 vote:
Aww, your electronic snitches don't have friends?
2013-09-09 01:24:46 PM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: You want my help with one of the most corrupt police organizations on the planet?
yeah, soon as I get done blowing the Pope.

You've been on Fark for 10 years, you're probably too old for him.
2013-09-09 01:16:23 PM  
1 vote:
This Bud's for you, Mister Speed Camera Spray Paint Guy.

I have absolutely no problem with this.
2013-09-09 01:15:49 PM  
1 vote:
You want my help with one of the most corrupt police organizations on the planet?
yeah, soon as I get done blowing the Pope.
2013-09-09 01:12:22 PM  
1 vote:
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- Police in Salisbury are asking for help figuring out who spray painted five speed cameras.
An officer on patrol over the weekend noticed that two cameras on Route 50 and Davis Street had been spray painted with red paint. The numbers "1776" and "1774" were also spray painted on the equipment. Officers checked the other speed cameras and found that the same numbers were spray painted on two cameras located on East College Avenue and one camera on East Main Street.
Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.


So, who is at X1774?
2013-09-09 01:11:16 PM  
1 vote:
Hold on... hold on.... we might have a picture.....
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2013-09-09 01:10:53 PM  
1 vote:
If only they had some device that could capture images..........
2013-09-09 01:03:16 PM  
1 vote:
Wanted for questioning
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2013-09-09 12:57:23 PM  
1 vote:

Banned on the Run: Let me show me outrage

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Or let me show you my outrage.
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