Santa Fe Bandit Shoots Up Speed-Enforcement Vehicle (VIDEO)

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One Santa Fe man is fighting back against the city’s program to crack down on people who speed by taking the matter into his own hands — literally.

A video released Friday shows an elderly gentleman clad in a white nightgown pull up next to an unmanned speed-enforcement vehicle at about 1:20 a.m and casually unload five gunshots into the windshield before proceeding to drive off, reports the Santa Fe New Mexican. The man appears to yell something after firing the final shot.

The police use the unmanned vehicles as mobile traffic cameras to catch speeding motorists at places they wouldn’t necessarily expect. While the tactic may be an effective enforcement mechanism, critics have “complained about the ‘Big Brother’ aspect of being videotaped on public streets,” according to the New Mexican.It appears the nightgown-wearing man in question has decided to take matters to another level entirely, however.

Watch the April 11 video courtesy of RedFlex Traffic Systems of Arizona, the company that operates the vehicles on behalf of the Santa Fe Police Department:

For more photos of the damage, head here.

[Image credit: Shutter stock]

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