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Police officers in trouble after thief steals their speed camera while sleeping on duty

By Mason White 9:06 AM December 26, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
A brazen thief stole an expensive camera from two police officers.

The two traffic police officers in Italy, who fell asleep while on duty, awoke to discover that their expensive speed camera had been stolen.

The officers were supposed to be tracking the speeds of passing cars in Rome on Friday night, when they fell asleep in their car.

The two officers awoke about 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, to find that their speed camera, which stood on a tripod in front of their vehicle, was stolen.

Authorities who investigated the incident, thought that the officers might have been “drugged” by someone who placed sleeping gas in the car’s ventilation system.

However, they concluded that the officers simply dozed off in their car while the heater was on. Their nap proved to be costly as their speed camera was stolen.

The officers are now facing disciplinary proceedings and possible suspension over the incident.