Only in the South

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From the Buford ain’t taking the rap department:

A Georgia couple, apparently tired of people speeding past their house, installed a camera and radar gun on their property. After it was installed, they caught a police officer going 17MPH over the posted speed limit. They brought this to the attention of the local police department, and are now being forced to appear in front of a judge to answer to charges of “stalking”.

Here’s the story from the Cartersville Georgia Daily Tribune:


Magistrate judge to decide if couple will be prosecuted for ‘stalking’ officer
Staff report

Published February 13, 2007 11:06 PM CST

A Bartow County couple will go before a magistrate judge today to see if they will be arrested for allegedly stalking a Kennesaw police officer by installing cameras to track neighborhood speeders.

Lee and Teresa Sipple spent $1,200 mounting three video cameras and a radar speed unit outside their home, which is at the bottom of a hill. They have said they did so in hopes of convincing neighbors to slow down to create a safe environment for their son.

The Sipples allegedly caught Kennesaw police officer Richard Perrone speeding up to 17 mph over the speed limit. Perrone alerted Bartow authorities, who in turn visited the Sipples’ home to tell them Perrone intended to press charges against them for stalking.

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