Man Shoots Traffic Camera

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  1. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/11/27/national/a165206S72.DTL&type=bondage

    Knoxville, Tenn. (AP) --

    Police have lost red-light cameras to traffic accidents but never to gun play. "This is the first one that's been shot," Capt. Gordon Catlett said of the wounded camera at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Interstate 640 — one of 15 camera-equipped intersections in the city.

    Clifford E. Clark, 47, was charged with felony vandalism and reckless endangerment for allegedly firing at least three rounds from a .30-06 hunting rifle at the camera, knocking it out of action.

    He was arrested after patrol officers heard shots around 2 a.m. Sunday, spotted a minivan leaving the parking lot of a closed business and pulled it over. Inside they found Clark and the high-powered rifle.

    Clark, now facing a $50 fine if convicted and loss of his rifle, refused to say anything about the incident to police, leaving the motive unclear.

    Catlett, who oversees the red-light camera program, said 6,798 drivers have been photographed running the red light at Broadway and I-640 and ticketed since the camera was installed in 2006. Clark was not one of them, he said.


    Those cameras have it coming. :cmad:
     
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  3. bullets bang bang

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    ive wanted to shoot those things my self .
     
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    thats so much money down the drain...
     
  5. tzarinna Mamochka

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    One less mini van on the road. :mad: :up:
     
  6. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    AMEN, sistah!!!!!! :up:

    jag
     
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    R.I.P. Traffic Camera
     
  8. Scarlet spidey Old school

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    I hope this happens more often.
    ;)
     
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    I don't think you need a motive for this.
     
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    F#cking journalists. They left out the fact that the camera was having an affair with Clifford's wife. Is that motive enough for you? Huh?
     
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    I'm surprised that's the first time someone's shot one of those.
     
  12. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    10 bucks says, the redneck though it held the footage of a red light he ran earlier.
     
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    I love how it's only a 50 dollar fine and losing his rifle. That really shows how those stupid cameras are only there to make the state money, not actually keep people safe.
     
  14. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    He thought he was in a Doug Liman thriller.
     

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