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The Fast and the Furious

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A group of students in Montgomery County, Md., have begun tricking local speed cameras in order to get citations sent to innocent drivers, including teachers and fellow students, reports DailyTech.

In a prank that has been dubbed "the pimping game," students replicate a license plate by printing it on glossy paper with a downloaded font similar to that on Maryland plates. They then tape the fake plate to the back of a car and speed past one of the cameras. A few days later, the unsuspecting owner of the real license plate receives a $40 ticket in the mail.

Edward Owusu, assistant principal of Wootton High School, had not heard of his students pulling the prank, but said, "It is unfortunate that kids have a lot of time on their hands that they can think of doing such a thing."

Montgomery County Council President Phil Andrews hopes to cracks down on the pranksters before things get out of hand. "I am concerned that someone could get hurt . . . because they are speeding in areas where they know speeding is a problem," he said.

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How about some VERY serious fines for these "pranksters." Of course, they're not pranksters, they're criminals. It might sound like a prank until the fine arrives at your door ....

What an interesting use of technology. I wonder why no one of the speeders have been caught or have noticed the the tickets being give are to license plates that don't match the cars proper color, make and style?

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