DC Police search for speed camera vandal

WASHINGTON, DC -- DC drivers gave varied reactions to video released by DC Police of  someone unleashing all manner of frustration out on a speed camera at the 1500 block of Kenilworth Avenue NE, Tuesday.
The location catches drivers going over the speed limit on the B/W Parkway Southbound near the Eastern Ave. exit.

“Like he’s just really going around, stomping them out and breaking cameras?!”, said driver, Ebony Crowder.

And driver, Domi Hernandez said, “Those tickets be like $150 and I’m pretty sure a lot of us want to do that, he was just bold enough to do it.”

Police responded to several reports of broken speed cameras across the 5th and 6th districts, including several cameras on Kenilworth Ave. NE, Eastern Ave. NE, South Dakota Ave. NE, Fort Lincoln Drive NE, Pennsylvania Ave. SE, and Ridge Road SE.

Most of the camera’s we went to see have already been repaired.
In many cases, if you get caught going 11mph over the speed limit, you will end up
with $100.00 fine.

One driver reported receiving $3,000.00 in speed camera fines and wants to know where all of that money is going.

“I don’t know what they’re doing with the money. They’re not fixing the potholes. All they doing is giving us tickets, tickets, tickets.”, said Khari Davis.

Driver, Cheryl McDonald said, “You know, I mean, sometimes it seems like it’s flashing and you’re not going over the speed limit.”

While frustration with the speed cameras is felt by many, some drivers do agree with their purpose.

“I mean, I don’t like to pay the ticket, but it’s something that’s needed.”, said driver, Jessica Moore.

“Yea, you may way want the cameras gone, but I don’t think destroying them is the way to get them gone. Abide by the rules. Do what you’re supposed to do and they won’t be there.”, said Crowder.

Whoever is responsible for vandalizing those speeding cameras will likely face destruction of property charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099.