The cover-up is always worse than the crime. Law enforcement agencies all over Europe are giving the public some pretty interesting explanations about why Photo Enforcement equipment is being attacked by arsonists. Or, as they tell it, equipment is spontaneously combusting.
“A speed camera car belonging to Haut-Rhin police burned to the ground in Colmar, France just after midnight on March 19. A fire had broken out and destroyed a garage filled with nine police motorcycles (BMW 1300 and Yamaha 1150 models) and eight police cars.
A team of thirty firefighters and four fire trucks struggled to extinguish the blaze before it could take out a second police garage, Dernieres Nouvelles D’Alsace reported. While police and fire inspectors blamed the incident on a “short circuit,” mobile speed cameras in at least two other recent instances have spontaneously burst into flames. A van in North Wales, UK caught fire on March 1 and another in Mount Carmel, Tennessee caught fire and burned down a barn on February 21.”
The scamera van below must have just short circuited as well and backed into a retainer wall at a high rate of speed.