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Man uses radar gun to try and slow down traffic

Published On: Nov 07 2012 07:20:40 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 07 2012 03:30:00 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

A man learned the hard way that police need to be notified before you start using a radar gun to slow down speeders.

The man's efforts led to a high profile police action last week on Chapel Hill Road on Madison's southwest side.

According to police, police responded to the location after getting a report of a man pointing a gun at passing traffic.  Police ordered the 70-year-old man out of his car and told him to put his hands behind his head and kneel on the ground.

The man asked police politely what was going on, and police told him about the report of the gun being pointed at passing traffic. That's when another officer saw the older radar gun in the back of the car.

The man was very apologetic, and police said he was very complimentary of the traffic enforcement police were doing, Officers asked the man to let police know the next time he planned to use his radar gun in public.

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