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Police: Perry man tries to slow speeding drivers on his own

Bruce McKeegan created a "clear hazard" to motorists, police say

Police: Man fed up with speeding takes matters into his own

PERRY TWP., Pa. - A man fed up with people speeding in front of his Berks County home near Shoemakersville tried to take matters into his own hands, state police said.

Bruce McKeegan, 51, scattered items, including children's toys, on Hall Road in Perry Township in an attempt to make drivers slow down, police said.

Neighbors say McKeegan called both the township and police to complain. After no changes were made, they say he took matters into his own hands.

In one instance on May 28, troopers said McKeegan created a "clear hazard" to motorists by setting two fires in the street and placing with them two wooden fence posts, a generator and numerous other items.

When asked by police what he was doing, McKeegan replied that he was creating a fake crash scene to slow down the traffic, according to court documents.

McKeegan was taken to a hospital for evaluation and then charged with risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $10,000 bail.


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