Man caught attempting to take down red light camera in Providence, RI

Providence police said they arrested a man they say was attempting to steal a red light camera.

Police took into custody Andrew Baker, 57, after observing the man taking apart a red light camera at Charles Street and Branch Avenue.

Police said Baker told them since the camera was paid with taxpayer money, he was entitled to it.

The suspect also told police he was going to take it because he wasn’t sure the camera would survive the night.