Durham, N.C. — A group of Durham residents taking aim at speeders with the threat of a paintball gun said Tuesday that they are "amazed and gratified at the reaction."
The group, Angry Neighbors With Paintball Guns, posted signs at strategic locations throughout the city, warning motorists to slow down or risk being shot at with a paintball gun.
The group does not say if the signs are meant to serve only as an attention-grabber or if it plans to shoot paintballs at vehicles.
Source: 'Angry Neighbors With Paintball Guns' amazed at reaction :: WRAL.comThe police department has increased patrols in the area recently, Michael said and residents have complimented the police department on its response.
"The Durham Police Department enforces traffic laws, and we plan to continue to be responsive to traffic concerns from residents throughout the city," she said.
Michael said it is a crime to shoot a paintball at a vehicle and that the signs could be a distraction for some drivers and make the problem worse.
Wouldn't shooting somebody's car with a paintball gun cause a distraction and might lead them to a crash? Not to mention the damage to the car, and that it's illegal. All I know is I would be PISSED if anybody shot my car with a paintball gun when I was driving down the road - even if I was speeding. =o
If speeding is THAT bad why don't they get some speed bumps on the street? You'll do some damage to your car if you speed through those. Oh, and, you'll have the police focus on more important matters, the residents will be at ease and the overall safety of that area will be up.