Long Island resident Stephen Ruth recently decided he was fed up with traffic cameras. And then he decided to take action. Ruth tampered with the cameras, got arrested for it, and then bragged about the incident on Facebook, New York’s PIX11 reports.
How did police manage to track Ruth down? He conveniently posted a series of Facebook videos explaining how exactly he tampered with the cameras. “All it took was a pair of balls and a painter’s pole,” he explained. “I’m going to show you how easy it is to take the power back.”
Police said he used his contraption to push the cameras upward so that they capture footage of the sky instead of the road. He changed the position of four cameras in total, and police soon found him after receiving tips about his videos, which were starting to go viral.
Following his arrest, Ruth returned to Facebook, where he expressed pride about his actions: