June 27, 2012
A person smashed the rear of a speed camera operator’s vehicle last night as the operator sat inside.
The camera operator was parked on Reid Highway near Northwood Drive, Mirrabooka about 6.50pm, monitoring traffic when he heard banging at the rear of his vehicle.
He turned to see a person smashing his rear and side windows.
While in the United States similar attacks are occuring.
Police in Howard County, Maryland accused Bruce Lawrence May, 50, of shooting a speed camera van with a slingshot at 5pm on Tuesday. According to a police statement, the automated ticketing machine was parked on Route 144 in Ellicott City when it was hit on the side with two marbles fired from a minivan.
Police are throwing the book at May with assault charges because the camera van had a driver inside. In a separate attack on June 13, a speed camera van's back window was broken in Ellicott City. Rocks were also hurled at another camera on US 29 on June 12.