I’m sure it’s a thought that runs through many people’s heads after getting a ticket from a fixed speed camera, but one Western Australian motorist was enraged enough to get a gun and shoot the speed camera recently installed at the Mitchell Freeway near the Karrinyup Road exit this week.
According to WA Today, police discovered the camera box full of bullet holes when they went to test the equipment. The camera itself was fine, although two glass panels on the box were broken and will need replacing.
Police are naturally calling for witnesses, although given the fact the camera in question nabbed 20,000 motorists in the first week it was installed, there’s a good chance any potential witnesses are cheering the gun-toting driver on the inside.
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