A defiant driver in the UK celebrated beating a speed camera by flipping the bird — only to get ticketed for the obscene gesture instead.
Ben Baron, 44, told The Sun that he gleefully stuck up both middle fingers while passing the “hotspot” speed camera in Lincolnshire, which had busted him before.
“I knew I was being filmed flipping the finger, but I was celebrating being under the limit,” he explained to the UK paper.
“I did a celebratory double-flipping, two-handed, which is obviously now leading to the prosecution,” he added, guessing that the camera operator “took it a bit personally.”
But little did he know he’d get slapped with a fine anyway — for not having “proper control” of the vehicle.
Baron said the ticket and photos, which were mailed to his home, left him “in tears of laughter.”
“It’s so funny – I’m happy to pay the fine,” he told The Sun.
While the fine amount has yet to be set, Baron has already tried to raise money with an online fundraiser titled, “Help me pay my fine for sticking it to the man.”
So far it has yet to catch on, however — and he’s only raised $200 out of his target of almost $1,400, which he believes is likely the maximum fine.
“Hopefully people with a sense of humor will donate,” he told The Sun. “I’ll pay the fine off then give the rest to charity if there’s anything left.”