A man who objected to a CCTV camera keeping watch on his bedroom window from the house opposite appeared before a judge – for stealing the camera and throwing it in a river.
The camera had been installed in the empty house opposite Christian Lord’s home in Welsh Road, Harraby, Carlisle.
He and his girlfriend didn’t like the 24-hour monitoring of their movements, so he broke in and removed it.
The 35-year-old pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court to a charge of burglary and the theft of the £1,500-worth of surveillance equipment.
He was put under 12 months’ probation supervision and ordered to undergo drugs rehabilitation.
Read more on News & Star.
I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often (not the drugs, but the destruction of CCTV cameras).
Thanks to Ian Geldard for sending this link.