Neighbors take aim at speeders — with paintball guns

DURHAM, N.C. — Residents with paintball guns are taking aim at speeders in one Durham neighborhood.

Police say it's illegal, but Zella Alston doesn't mind.

Speeders often fly past her West Markham Avenue home, including one driving an 18-wheeler that knocked down a telephone pole, she said.

"I'm standing here now, and they come through speeding and see me sitting here," Alston said while driving around the traffic circle at West Markham and Glendale avenues.

Three signs that read "WARNING, Speed Limit Enforced by Angry Neighbors with Paintball Guns" have caused a stir around the Bull City and beyond.

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