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Man Arrested By Police For Allegedly Alerting People To Speed Traps

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They say no good deed goes unpunished. A Frisco, Texas man is trying to clear his name after he was arrested and accused of warning drivers about upcoming speed traps.

Thirty-three year old Ron Martin had his first court appearance on Wednesday after being arrested in October.

He says that he filed ten complaints with Frisco Police about what he calls "unsafe practices" by officers running speed enforcement.

"They hide behind signs, and they use their motorcycles, sitting in the road with the sun going down without lights or anything. I just felt like it was a little bit unsafe not only for citizens but for the police officers that are having to do their job," said Ron Martin. "They're treating me like a nuisance, which is really frustrating."

However, when his complaints went unanswered, he took matters into his own hands; allegedly, he stood out in the median on El Dorado Parkway, holding a sign that read "Police Ahead," informing drivers to slow down. He was then arrested for violating a city ordinance prohibiting certain types of signs.

"And he's telling me to drop it on the floor and I'm telling him that if I do it's going to blow away. He tells me to turn around, and I asked him if I'm under arrest at this point, and he said 'yes sir you are," recalled Martin.

Martin says he ultimately wants to see fewer speed traps.

"I feel like I am completely right because I know my true intent is to help."

He also thinks adding signs that read "High Traffic Enforcement Area" would be a good start.

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