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Cops catch suspect in Santa Fe’s “Speedcam Commando” case

By   /   April 27, 2012  /   No Comments

The good people of Santa Fe can rest easy now.

The pajamas-clad guy who reallyreallyreallyreally hates those speed cameras that municipalities put up to photograph and ticket drivers who zip down the street too fast is apparently off the streets.

On Friday (April 27), police nabbed a 63-year-old man named Scott Powell.

A man fitting Powell’s description has become a multimedia sensation for appearing in front of a speed cam at 1:20 a.m. on April 11 and blasting at it at least five times with a handgun.

Here’s the video, courtesy of the Santa Fe New Mexican’s website:

 

The newspaper reports that the “Speed Cam Commando” was nabbed by Santa Fe’s Finest Friday (April 27) … but only after trying to escape in his Audi, sending police through the streets of downtown and even leading to a SWAT team standoff at a nearby doctor’s office.

Here’s the story of Friday’s bizarre arrest.

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Rob Nikolewski is an investigative reporter for Watchdog.org based in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact him at rnikolewski@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @NMWatchdog.

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