Man Uses Monkey Mask To Thwart Speed Cameras

September 8, 2009

Arizona (ChattahBox) – A man has been issued more that 30 tickets after being caught on film on a speed camera. But he says he won’t pay, as police can’t prove it was him on camera.

Dave Vontesmar commutes past a set of speed cameras every day. He is frequently given tickets, and has cited 37 times in the past month.

Instead of just slowing down, he has come up with another way: wearing monkey and giraffe masks when he drives by.

“Not one of them there is a picture where you can identify the driver,” Vontesmar was quoted in an interview with AZ Central.

“The ball’s in their court. I sent back all these ones I got with a copy of my driver’s license
and said, ‘It’s not me. I’m not paying them.’ “

Police have followed Mr. Vontesmar four times, watching him don the masks. Regardless of this fact, he says he will not pay the more than $6,000 in tickets.

This next part is, I must stress, purely the opinion of myself, the writer: Mr. Vontesmar is kind of a jerk.

Why doesn’t he just slow down to the speed limit next time? Why does he keep putting on a mask, only to break the law again?

He may think he is funny and clever, but really, he just comes off looking like, well, an ape.

Source: AZCentral

Photo: Courtesy of Dave Vontesmar


3 Responses to “Man Uses Monkey Mask To Thwart Speed Cameras”

  1. Old Man Dotes on September 8th, 2009 5:12 pm

    “Police have followed Mr. Vontesmar four times, watching him dawn the masks”

    I suspect they have watched him don the masks.

  2. olivia on September 8th, 2009 5:13 pm

    Thanks for the catch, Dotes. Alas, it happens.

  3. Revolutionary on September 8th, 2009 10:22 pm

    Imagine if the cops used the money they spent on cameras and chasing down random speeders on say, catching murderers, thieves, rapists instead of just fighting the “crimes” that generate revenue.

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