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Speed camera operator abused by man in Scream mask

A speed camera operator has been terrorised by a man dressed in a Scream mask.

A 36-year-old man is accused of attempting to break into the vehicle and verbally abusing the operator inside.

Police are investigating the incident which occurred last Tuesday in Victoria’s Melton South on Exford Rd after 5pm.

He was banging on the windows while yelling at the operator to “get a real job”, The Herald Sun reported.

A woman is also reported to have been abusing the camera operator and hanging around the vehicle before the man arrived.

Images from dashcam footage captured of the incident showed the woman holding a homemade sign which said “speed camera”.

She is reported to have remained in the vicinity for up to an hour.

Dashcam images captured a woman’s homemade speed camera sign. Supplied
Camera IconDashcam images captured a woman’s homemade speed camera sign. Supplied Credit: Supplied
A passing police car intervened in the alleged abusive attack. Supplied
Camera IconA passing police car intervened in the alleged abusive attack. Supplied Credit: Supplied

When a passing police car intervened, officers say a woman directed her abuse at them. It is not known if she is the same woman as earlier.

“The woman initially refused to give her details and was arrested to confirm her identity,” a police statement said.

“Once she had calmed down and police were able to confirm her identity, the 51-year-old Melton South woman was released and her and the man left the area.”

The man and woman are both expected to be charged on summonsed for unlawful assault.

The incident is the latest in a spate of attacks in which at least four speed camera vehicles and operators have been targeted in recent months.

On Anzac Day, a road safety camera operator was inside her car when it was attacked by a masked man with a metal pole.

Soon after, another operator was targeted, with a vehicle stalking his position before its occupants jumped out and attacked his car.

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