Sep 152010
 September 15, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

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.

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