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Chicago man fed up with speed bump behind home, takes pickax to it and faces $500 fine



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.

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“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.

His act of defiance has resulted in a $500 ticket for damaging ci… (Read more)

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