By Beth Germano

HOOKSETT, NH (CBS) – Someone on Farmer Road in Hooksett, New Hampshire has taken matters into their own hands when it comes to speeders.

The words “slow down” are spray painted 13 times on both sides of the road. It’s a not so subtle message to drivers with the pedal to the metal in an area with a 30 mile an hour speed limit.

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“Easily, they’re doing 45 to 60 coming down the hill and over the yellow line. Somebody is going to get hit,” said resident Kim Hureau.

Police are searching for the person who spray-painted "slow down" on a Hooksett, NH road. (WBZ-TV)

Police are searching for the person who spray-painted “slow down” on a Hooksett, NH road. (WBZ-TV)

Hooksett Police have released grainy images of what appears to be an older woman on the right side of the road doing the spraying. It was captured on a dashboard camera by a neighbor who doesn’t want to be identified. “We just saw her shaking the cans, two paint cans that were orange and yellow. When we came back all the writing was on the road and the police were there.”

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It may be a sign of residents’ frustration but police say it’s a potential charge of criminal mischief which could lead to a fine or something more serious. “This is a crime. It’s not good for someone to spray paint a public road. You can’t take matters into your own hands,” said Chief Peter Bartlett.

Some residents say they commend the action but with reservations. “I don’t know if it’s the right way to get attention,” said Hureau.

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Police are trying to identify the person responsible saying they are mindful of speeding issues, but this has crossed the line.

Beth Germano