Valley Monkey Has 37 Unpaid Photo-Enforcement Tickets; Actually He's Just a Dude in a Mask Who Won't Pay the Tickets

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DPS Believes that Dave Vontesmar is the "man behind the mask" in 37 photo radar photos
If you live in the Valley of the Sun, you probably have a trick or two to avoid getting busted by  the speed cameras we all love so much. Some people just know exactly where they are, some buy devices to mask their license plates, and one man, police say, resorted to wearing a mask.

The man, according to police, is Dave Vontesmar.

Police say Vontesmar is the man behind the mask in at least 37 photo-radar tickets, where the driver can be seen wearing a mask to hide his identity.

Vontesmar says it's not him, despite being the owner of the car, but police disagree.
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Dave Vontesmar, seen here, is believed by DPS to be the man behind the mask, responsible for at least 37 photo radar tickets



"Our officers actually conducted surveillance on him and observed him putting the mask on just prior to the photo-enforcement zone. So obviously, he intended on speeding through the zone and was covering his face intentionally," DPS Lieutenant Steve Harrison tells 92.3 KTAR. "He had two masks. One appeared to be [of] a monkey, the other one appeared to be [of] a giraffe or some type of gazelle design."

Vontesmar tells the Arizona Republic that he is refusing to pay the tickets


"Not one of them there is a picture where you can identify the driver," Vontesmar said. "The ball's in their court. I sent back all these ones I got with a copy of my drivers license, and said, 'It's not me. I'm not paying them.' "

Harrison says this is no laughing matter

Umm, yes it is.There's a guy cruising around town evading police by wearing a monkey mask; if that's not a laughing matter, what is?

Here's an idea; maybe DPS officers should go back to actually pulling people over, like in the old days. It may be difficult to nail this driver by claiming -- through speed-camera pics -- that he must be the man behind the chimp get-up.


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canlicaddecom

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Paul
Paul

I wonder what knd of device they use to "disguise their license plates" ..   ?

bigdumbgod
bigdumbgod

Like, "I'm Spartacus!" 

"No, I'm Spartacus!"

Driver safety ignorance
Driver safety ignorance

OK "driver safety advocate" YOU ARE RIDICULOUS!!! A stalker even. You went as far as finding out where he worked? You are the one that needs help.

This guy is brilliant and I am sure you are just angry because you didn't think of it first. He doesn't think he is better than anyone. He just knows that until police officers, in that stupid state, take matters into their own hands he can and will get away with it. It's just proving a point. If he was driving while "putting on" the mask and police "witnessed" this, then they should have been right behind him awaiting his speed increase, or they should have pulled him over for doing something that could possibly hinder his driving, I mean we can't even use cell phones without being "distracted", according to them, but putting on a monkey mask while driving is ok. These police officers that said that they witnessed this should be spoken to or put on a probation period for witnessing this and not doing anything about it.

Of course he intended on speeding through these camera zones or he wouldn't wear the mask at all. But just because he was speeding through them doesn't mean that he was endangering other people, you don't know the whole story, you don't know how fast he was going or what time of day/night it was. So for you to think that this man should lose his job because of something that he did "ON HIS OWN TIME" that is completely ignorant!!! Just because he speeds while driving in "HIS" car, that has no bearing on what or who he is at work. So I am SURE that Southwest is completely satisfied that they lost you as a customer, because you are probably also the person that books the middle seat, then when you get there you complain he whole time, or can't sit still, and flight crews don't need people like YOU, who DOES think you are better than everyone, on their flights. You are the one that is missing out on the cheaper rates they offer, and allowing other people the opportunity to get them.

ALL IN ALL.... I want to say thank you for not being a southwest customer anymore, we ALL appreciate it

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Pet Care Rx Reviews

Impound the car and charge him the daily rate for storage and make him pay the tickets to get it back. If he won't pay then auction off the car for the price of the fines.

Jack BrandOwner
Jack BrandOwner

haha....monkey driving the car. this was damn funny man. what a post. thanks for sharing this one.

Trey Barrett
Trey Barrett

the cops should really get him as soon as possible. this man is not good.

Aditya2
Aditya2

wow. the monkey driving the car. Sounds very funny and unrealistic to me.

Agio Patio Furniture
Agio Patio Furniture

It is possible to drive accross town and accumulate enough points to lose your license... for going 11 miles over the limit.

Agio Furniture
Agio Furniture

monkey driving the car. that seems pretty hilarious to me. great post. thanks for sharing.

Carolyn Aver
Carolyn Aver

amazing car. the car looks very sporty and trendy. anyways one should really follow the rules and regulations regarding the traffic and driving rules to ensure safety of life.

Cheviot Bath
Cheviot Bath

people should obey the rules it is for their own safety if they will break the rules in such a manne other will also try for the same so better to coordinate then to indulge urself in legal proceedings

Floridians_Against_REAL_ID
Floridians_Against_REAL_ID

Hey- there's a great idea. Let's use the force of government to seize private property over a non-criminal matter. Why did we even bother to write a Bill of Rights or leave the control of England?

Cops should write tickets, they should not be issued based upon a camera where there is no officer. Are the photos even processed by the government or do they go to a private company first?

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