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"The third time, it’s really, even I was in shock."

An Israel police officer issuing a ticket to Dennis Zweig on Monday, according to a video Zweig says he filmed of the incident (Screenshot: YouTube)

Dennis Zweig has been issued three traffic tickets at the same intersection in the past two years for allegedly driving through a stop sign, prompting one website to ask if he’s the “unluckiest guy in Israel.”

Luckily for Zweig, he makes a habit of driving with a dashboard camera rolling which documented all three cases.  In the videos, the car appears to come to a full and complete stop at the site of the alleged infraction.

An Israel police officer issuing a ticket to Dennis Zweig on Monday, according to a video Zweig says he filmed of the incident (Screenshot: YouTube)

Even after Zweig complained to each of the cops who had stopped him, they refused to cancel the fines.

Fed up with what he views as an injustice, he loaded the third of his videos to YouTube this week after he was ticketed yet again on Monday.

Israel's Channel 10 reports that all three tickets were issued at the same intersection near Zweig’s home in Bat Yam, a seaside suburb of Tel Aviv.

Here is the dashboard video which Zweig filmed earlier this week in which the car appears to make a full stop at the stop sign. In the video, it looks as if a significant distance was traveled between the intersection and the police officer who flagged the car, raising the question of how the officer was able to see the alleged violation, as he claims he did.

Zweig tells Channel 10, “The third time, it’s really, even I was in shock. And I want to tell all Israeli police, stop giving me tickets. I have a video camera installed in my car.” He says he’s soon going to install cameras facing the side and back windows of his car, allowing a 360 degree view.

Here is a translation of part of the exchange between Zweig and the ticket issuing officer earlier this week:

Police Officer: Why are you turning left without stopping at the stop sign?

Zweig: I stopped at the stop.

Police Officer: You didn’t stop at all. You drove slowly, true, on that I won’t argue with you.

Zweig: No, I stopped…

Police Officer: There was no stop.

Zweig: You can’t see [the intersection] from here.

Police Officer: I saw excellently. And if I had even the slightest doubt I wouldn’t be talking to you now.

The police officer asks Zweig to sign after he was pulled over for allegedly driving through a stop sign (Screenshot: YouTube)

Here is an excerpt of an eerily similar conversation that took place on August 24, 2011, which Channel 10 aired:

Police Officer: Why didn’t you stop at the “stop?”

Zweig: I stopped at the “stop.”

Police Officer: You didn’t stop.

Zweig: I stopped. […] Why am I getting a fine? […]

Police Officer: You didn’t stop.

Zweig: I stopped. I also have a dashboard camera installed in the car where you can see that absolutely I stopped.

Police Officer: I saw, and that policeman also saw.

After he was issued tickets for the 2011 and June 30 traffic stops, police officials later viewed the videos and canceled the fines, according to the news site Mako.

Regarding Monday’s incident, Zweig tells Mako that he does not plan to pay the fine and instead will appear in court with the video to try to prove his innocence.

Israel police would not comment to the Israeli media about Zweig’s case.

TheBlaze cannot verify the videos, but if they are accurate, it looks like the camera paid for itself in saved fines.

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