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Mineola, NY - Long Island Man Says He's Proud He Tampered With Red Light Cameras

Published on: August 26, 2015 04:33 PM
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Mineola, NY - A suburban New York man is unapologetic after being arrested for tampering with several red light cameras on Long Island.

Stephen Ruth is free on $3,000 bail after being arrested on charges of criminal tampering and obstruction of governmental administration.

Police said they arrested the 42-year-old Centereach man Tuesday after he posted online video of himself tampering with cameras. He allegedly tampered with a camera near a Long Island
Expressway exit and several other locations.

Police say Ruth was arrested after they got several tips regarding a social media post showing a man using an expandable pole to push the cameras skyward so they wouldn’t capture violators.

Police say Ruth tampered with cameras on Ocean Avenue and the Long Island Expressway South Service Road on Aug. 21 and Aug. 24. They say Ruth also tampered with a camera on Hawkins Avenue on Monday.

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Information on Ruth’s lawyer was not immediately available.

He said he has received six tickets for red light camera violations.

Ruth said Wednesday that the deployment of red light cameras is an abuse of government. He said he knew he would be arrested, but said it is a cause he is willing to fight for.

Suffolk County officials did not immediately comment.



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 Aug 26, 2015 at 05:14 PM Anonymous Says:

nice job. I support your cause.

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 Aug 26, 2015 at 06:10 PM mr613 Says:

its all about the money

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 Aug 26, 2015 at 06:44 PM Moone Says:

`definitely feel lighthearted after reading it.

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 Aug 26, 2015 at 07:24 PM Anonymous Says:

He should be awarded the keys to the city

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 Aug 26, 2015 at 08:26 PM zayin Says:

Good job!

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 Aug 27, 2015 at 05:45 AM ExpatriateOwl Says:

My hero!

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 Aug 27, 2015 at 08:00 AM wish so for Brooklyn Says:

Nice job!!! Vote him in for mayor or something

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 Aug 27, 2015 at 10:13 AM The Professor Says:

To Posters 1-7...you guys clearly believe that hefker is preferable to seder. Those cameras have a role other than revenue generation - to promote safe driving. Since you all believe that your need to drive at whatever speed you can generate trumps the safety of pedestrians and other drivers, I sure hope that all of you will look into your hearts during this month and realize how unbelievably selfish you all have been!

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 Aug 27, 2015 at 01:48 PM VoiceOfSanity Says:

What are all of you geniuses going to say when some animal blows through a red a light and kills a little girl crossing a street? The cameras may be a little trigger happy but their there for safety not just to give tickets. Lets use a little seichal

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 Aug 27, 2015 at 03:26 PM Anonymous Says:

I'm guessing that readers1-7 often go through red lights. Yellow means slow down not speed up. Keep in mind that numerous Yidden have also been killed by these reckless drivers. So what. They're not related to you. "My Hero"- "Nice job"- "Good Job." REALLY? You should be ashamed of yourselves.

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 Aug 30, 2015 at 02:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
The Professor Says:

To Posters 1-7...you guys clearly believe that hefker is preferable to seder. Those cameras have a role other than revenue generation - to promote safe driving. Since you all believe that your need to drive at whatever speed you can generate trumps the safety of pedestrians and other drivers, I sure hope that all of you will look into your hearts during this month and realize how unbelievably selfish you all have been!

either your comment is a failed attempt at satire, or you are evidently too stupid to possibly be a professor of anything.

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 Aug 30, 2015 at 02:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
VoiceOfSanity Says:

What are all of you geniuses going to say when some animal blows through a red a light and kills a little girl crossing a street? The cameras may be a little trigger happy but their there for safety not just to give tickets. Lets use a little seichal

we're going to say if he didn't do it at that intersection, he'll do it at another one.

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 Aug 30, 2015 at 05:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

I'm guessing that readers1-7 often go through red lights. Yellow means slow down not speed up. Keep in mind that numerous Yidden have also been killed by these reckless drivers. So what. They're not related to you. "My Hero"- "Nice job"- "Good Job." REALLY? You should be ashamed of yourselves.

It's nice that you're guessing that "readers1-7" often go through red lights and that numerous yidden have been killed by them.

your ridiculous assumptions and guesses have no basis in fact and are actually pretty ridiculous.

your baseless guess that commenters 1-7 go through red lights and have killed people is just too stupid to explain.

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