A Chicago resident fed up with the speed bump behind his home took matters into his own hands and incurred a $500 ticket in the process.
Nicolas Benitez complained to his alderman’s office and then took a pickax to the asphalt speed bump behind his garage in his Brighton Park home, an acti on some frustrated residents may look at as heroic, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Please don’t take matters into your own hands Chicago! This man wasn’t happy about a speed bump. It has been in his alley for a decade. He removed it on his own & earned a $500 fine and a court case in the process. pic.twitter.com/XFCKjYc5Dp
— Ald. Raymond Lopez (@RLopez15thWard) September 20, 2021
“I did one piece today, another tomorrow. Little by little I took it out,” he told the newspaper.
Fox News has reached out to Benitez and Alderman Raymond Lopez. Benitez claims the speed bump had damaged the suspension on his car and trapped ice and snow in the winter months.
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