Monday, May 15, 2006

Smile! You're on Candid Camera

For nearly two months now, I have been using a game camera disguised as a discarded plastic bag and hidden behind the Porta-John at the lot at the end of Eliza Furnace Trail to surveil for the vandal that has been putting grease and toothpaste under the doorhandles of trail users' cars for over a year. Today, my investment of time and money appears to have paid off.
Behold! The Squicky Vandal caught in the act.

Are you a cyclist who rides the Eliza Furnace trail? A jogger? A walker with children A Children's Hospital employee who daily parks in the lot next door? A shuttle driver who frequents that lot going to and from town? A city employee operating out of the Public Works warehouse across the way? If you are any one of these people and can recognize this person or his vehicle (just seen to the right in the image), please contact police officers of Zone 4 at 5858 Northumberland Street, Squirrel Hill, 412-422-6520. Mention police report number 93736.

Justice is served.

(One minor edit: I just realized that I forgot to set the clock on the camera ahead for daylight savings time, so the time stamp is actually 11:09 am.)

4 comments:

Rob said...

You rock.

I've never been hit that I know of, and I don't recognize the guy. I wish I did.

Is there any chance that the grease or toothpaste contains any illegal drugs, designed to make the victim sick?

Rob of UnSpace

Mikey said...

NICE!! Great work Geis. I've been following this story for a while and was hoping your scheme would work.

i'm guessing the cops won't do much though. maybe charge him with a minor misdemeanor at most, and that's if they even bother looking for him.

I say post his picture all over the area, maybe public embarrassment might be a more effective punishment.

Anonymous said...

How about a good old fashioned sack-beating? Those never go out of style. Make sure your camera is off that day, Geis.

Anonymous said...

How about a good old fashioned sack-beating? Those never go out of style. Make sure your camera is off that day, Geis.