Furious driver sets traffic camera alight

Angered after being caught in the act of jumping a red light, driver and passenger attack camera holding the evidence; both men detained.

November 13, 2011 14:10
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Traffic enforcement camera (illustrative)

Traffic enforcement camera 311 . (photo credit: Thinkstock/Imagebank)

A truck driver and his passenger set fire to a traffic enforcement camera in Hod Hasharon on Sunday morning after their vehicle was photographed jumping a red light, police said.

"The driver and his passenger didn't really appreciate being photographed at the start of the working day, to put it gently.They decided to act," a police spokesman said.

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The driver, of Kalansawa, and the second man, of Petah Tikva, proceeded to pull up at a nearby gas station and purchase bottles of flammable liquids.

To their misfortune, one of the gas station employees was an Israel Police volunteer, who became suspicious of their purchase.

The volunteer called the Kfar Saba police station and reported the suspicious activity.

By the time police arrived on the scene, they found the camera bent out of shape and scarred with fire marks.

The suspects' truck was identified by police patrol units and pulled over soon afterward, and the two men were detained for questioning.

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