• Apr 19th 2006 at 1:28PM
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Sister site Engadet has posted a report of a man busted for using an Opticon, a device used by public safety like firefighters, to change streetlights to his advantage. He continued to do so for two years until the Boys (and gals) in Blue noticed the pattern and tracked him down.

The man, Jason Niccum of Longmont, Colorado was fined the princely sum of $50, which has got to strike the offender as value-for-the-dollar.

Niccum had purchased the Opticon for a $100 on eBay.

[Sources: CNN via Engadget; Getty Images]

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