• Aug 28th 2006 at 5:29PM
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Nobody likes a tattletale, but is that any reason to blow up a speed camera that just caught you breakin' the law? A 28-year-old British man who had just gotten snapped by a speed camera thought so, and believed he could beat his ticket by blowing up the witness to his crime. Wrong. The hard drive of the camera survived and showed police the man returning to the scene in one frame and "sparks and flames" in the next. Here's a thought, did he have to walk in front of the camera to blow it up?
[Source: Drive.com.au]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Yes spray paint might work, but supposedly the optics have a surface treatment to keep stuff off (like a factory applied AquaPel or something). One giant hefty bag would work, assuming you can get a ladder and a nice disguise, and you are lucky that no PoPo doesn't swing by while you are serving the public.

      But if a paintball gun works, far easier and cheaper than a 50 cal (~$3 a round)

      Also, it is not like you can spray paint from 1000+ feet away (assuming you hit your target, please don't miss)

      Can't someone make license plate cover that is LCD, so when you push a button (or switch) the cover goes black or very opaque and when you pass, switch off and perfectly clear. otherwise

      • 9 Years Ago
      #3 and 4

      How about a can of spray paint. Cheap and simple.

      #6 Phil:

      Somewhere (possibly from Autoblog) I saw a link to a site showing destroyed Gatsos around the U.K. - and there were very many. Notice I didn't say vandalized, that word has a negative meaning and destroying these little revenue generating spybots is anything but negative.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It is nice that he wants to get nice and personal, but
      would be far easier, just remember that saying, gun control-being able to hit your target.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Now to question this.....was he moving sooo fast in destroying the camera that it went off, or are those things always recording?
      • 9 Years Ago
      As it turns out, destroying Gatsos (as the cameras are known) has become a form of civil disobedience in the UK:

      • 9 Years Ago
      The question "did he have to walk in front of the camera to blow it up?" is certainly an interesting one. Though we could also ask "did he walk in front of the camera when it snapped another picture of a speeder and getting him by accient or are these things always-on?" Knowing the CCTV happy brits I would wager a pint on the latter.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Just one more instance where it would have been wise to take a moment or two to think about just how to get your revenge on "the man".
      Also, the hard drives in computers are often as bullet-proof as the one in this camera, so think before tosing out that old PC. There is no telling what a scavenger may be able to "lift" off a hard drive.
      • 9 Years Ago
      How about just covering the lens on all of them (from behind of course)?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wouldn't putting a hugh electro magnet next to the thing work better?
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