For the second time in a week, speed cameras in Montgomery County were rendered useless by a spray paint-welding vandal.
Crews made quick work of the clean-up, scrubbing paint from three cameras on Quince Orchard Road between Little Quarry and Hillstone roads in Gaithersburg. Police say the vandal sprayed black paint on the glass covering the camera lens and the flash sometime overnight Thursday.
In some cases, hate symbols were painted onto the cameras and a photo enforcement sign.
Earlier this week, someone vandalized a speed camera in Potomac, Md.
The spray-painted camera in the 10700 block of River Road was reported to police at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police have notified the vendor to clean the paint off the standalone cameras.
There's no word on whether the two incidents are related.