WYALUSING -- A man trying to send a strong message to speeders near his home in Bradford County smashed the electronic sign he had outside his house Wednesday morning.
The damaged speed detection sign is at Donald McNeil's house along Route 706 in Wyalusing.
We showed you the sign Tuesday, while it was still in operation.
PennDOT told McNeil he didn't have the authority to use such a sign. He tried to get Wyalusing borough to buy it and make it legal, but the council said no at a meeting Tuesday night, so he smashed it on Wednesday morning.
“The only thing I can think of to do because I’m a really sneaky guy, and if I took it down and put it some place, it might sneak and find its way right back to this point,” McNeil said.
Philip Crouthamel of Tarrytown saw the story on Newswatch 16 and came by to support McNeil.
“This man, to me, he's a hero. He's a guy who had some faith and wanted to slow traffic for the sake of the kids,” Crouthamel said.
PennDOT says McNeil's speed monitor violates a specific state law saying that no person can use any device that is an imitation or resembles an official traffic control.