updated 11/23/2004 3:12:20 PM ET 2004-11-23T20:12:20

A man sick of speeders zipping through his neighborhood has found a novel way to slow the leadfoots down.

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Rick Pyburn has set up a decoy deputy that sits in a painted plywood cruiser stuck in some bushes near his house in Albany, Oregon.

The pretend patrolman is so effective, Pyburn says, he plans to market copies of the car for residents in both city neighborhoods and rural areas.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t mind the imposter.

But they do say they would like to have more deputies on duty so residents don’t have to resort to such ingenuity.

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