I've always wondered what would happen if you did that...That sucks...
what is even most amazing........i wonder how they caught him that fast.
That is an interesting guess...
According to the article a plate flipper = burglar tool
If he was driving a big rig or a registered truck they could have got a picture of the trucks registration number.
Vaquiz was charged with theft of service, possession of burglar tools and eluding arrest. He was released on bail...
Theft of service <== No; they aren't providing a service (Should read not paying toll fee, which I am confident is a VIOLATION and punishable as an infraction payable by fine greatly exceeding the fee.)
Possession of burglar tools <== TOTALLY BOGUS - Plate flipper is NOT a burglar tool (Charge should be NOT displaying plate or obfuscating plate... something like that) ... I own (possess) a crow bar/pry-bar & a Ski mask... I have NEVER used any of these items to commit a crime though... guess I am technically guilty of possession. Probably not legal to own a hammer, saw, or drill either!
Eluding arrest <== He wasn't informed he was being arrested, so he couldn't be eluding. He might have been hiding his vehicle's registration, but he was not at that time under arrest... merely committing a couple violations.
He should get a lawyer and get this down to Obfuscating Licence Plate/ Not displaying plate.... AND Not Paying Toll... but these are crazy criminal charges.
Essentialy they want to hang this guy