AZ Scamera Operator Attacks Protester. Well, His Sign.

az scamera operator attacks protester well his sign

Corey Fleetwood, 35, is an employee of Australia-based Redflex Traffic Systems. On the evening of October 3, Fleetwood set up an automated speed trap on Priest Drive just south of 14th Place in Tempe, AZ. At around 11pm, D.T. Arneson, owner of the website, noticed the Redflex camera van was parked in front of a fire hydrant. He decided to protest by holding a “SCAMERA” sign in front of the van. The six-foot-five, 265 pound operator rushed out of the van, yanked the sign out of Arneson’s hands and threw it to the ground. Arneson called police to the scene, insisting that Fleetwood be charged. According to Arizona court records, Fleetwood faced serious charges in the past. Less than two months earlier, Fleetwood received his own speeding citation. When he failed to pay, the court suspended his license. In a 2007 incident, Fleetwood was accused of “touching with intent to injure.” In September, another Redflex operator was accused of nearly running motorists off the road with a speed camera van. He was charged with driving the photo radar vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

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  • Juniper Juniper on Oct 24, 2008

    Someone should have told the blog owner that if he goes out in the real world and gets in someones face he may get his ass kicked. (unlike when he hides behind his keyboard)

  • Powerglide Powerglide on Oct 24, 2008

    Juniper: Sure, what a outrage ! Standing with a protest sign in America ! Unbelievable, apart from that little bit about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, including the First Amendment thereof. By the way, what do you actually do at CITGO ?

  • Juniper Juniper on Oct 24, 2008

    Calm down Powerglide I didn't say what happened was right or wrong I didn't say it was legal or illegal. Also we don't know what the supposed "innocent" protester was actually doing. The impression is he was quietly standing there. Or was he more aggravated? If someone were standing directly in front of your vehicle blocking your exit waving a sign and yelling at you, What would you do?Is that OK under the first amendment. We don't know what really happened. Thats all, I just thought I would bring up that people should be careful out there on the street. I don't work for any oil company, and what the hell does that have to do with this anyway? Oh, and this is America and I think people who work for oil companies have rights too. I don't think they should be stereotyped either.

  • Maeve Maeve on Oct 27, 2008

    Kansei, thanks for the camera location info. Does wherever you get that information also list cameras on surface streets?