A man in Philadelphia frequently uses a handheld device that blocks phone signals to stop conversations that bother him and bring a return of general etiquette.

NBC 10 Philadelphia have tracked down a man who used a cell phone jammer while riding SEPTA buses when the other passengers’ loud conversations annoyed him. “Eric” thinks it is irritating and rude when people talk on their cell phones in public and that’s why he started this one-man campaign to bring back social niceties.

He bought the cell phone jamming device online and if caught by police using it, he could end up serving jail time or being hit with a fine of up to $16,000. The devices are illegal because of public safety concerns due to their ability to block GPS, two-way radios and nearby police radio. NBC 10 investigators caught the cell phone viligante with a hidden camera and he told them:

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