Police: Howard County man set fire to speed cameras

WASHINGTON — A 19-year-old Howard County man has been found guilty of setting speed cameras on fire in Glenelg, Maryland.

Connor Lynn Eash set fire to two cameras in late May near Glenelg High School in the early morning hours.

Howard County Police say he torched one camera on a Thursday morning, then was caught red-handed when police were watching another camera on Saturday morning.

Police witnessed Eash approaching the camera near the high school with an ax, a bottle of gasoline and a lighter.

Eash lived a short distance away from the high school.

Prosecutors say that Eash was angry at the cameras and felt they were morally wrong.

Eash could go to jail for up 30 days, but also could be on the hook for restitution.

Police say the damages cost $15,000.

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