"LONGMONT, Colorado (AP) -- A man who said he bought a device that allowed him to change stop lights from red to green received a $50 ticket for suspicion of interfering with a traffic signal.
Jason Niccum of Longmont, Colorado, said the device, which he bought on eBay for $100, helped him cut his time driving to work."
"Niccum was issued a citation March 29 after police said they found him using a strobe-like device to change traffic signals. Police confiscated the device."
"Niccum was cited after city traffic engineers who noticed repeated traffic light disruptions at certain intersections spotted a white Ford pickup passing by whenever the patterns were disrupted.
City traffic engineer Joe Olson said engineers plan to update the city's Opticon system this year to block unauthorized light-changing signals."