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Picture shows man smashing camera
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A man who smashed a trail camera with a stick forgot to remove the memory card, leaving behind not only his picture with the stick, but also a clear view of his vehicle.And, in the case of Forrest Milstead, 67, he knew his victim since the victim was his own son.Milstead was granted a six-month judicial diversion by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on the charge of misdemeanor vandalism.Milstead was charged after his son discovered a trail camera on his property off Dry Creek Road had been demolished. Trail cameras are often used to photograph wildlife and can be programmed to take pictures at regular intervals or be set off by movement.Upon finding the smashed camera, the victim retrieved a memory card from the camera and turned it over to sheriff’s investigators. It was then they discovered photographic evidence linking Milstead to the crime.“Forrest Milstead’s picture was taken,” said sheriff’s investigator Travis Thaxton of the numerous images on the memory card from the smashed camera.