WIMBLEDON, UK - A rather cunning traffic cop has a unique way to spot drivers parking illegally, by hiding a surveillance camera behind a newspaper. Unfortunately the crafty cop was found to be guilty of the same of offence he hoped to curb – illegal parking.According to the UK's Daily Mail, a traffic warden in Wimbledon, London was spotted sneakily recording drivers while parked on double yellow lines. A case of Big Brother saying "Don't do as I do, do as I say!"BREAKING THE LAWSuch hypocrisy will likely to enrage drivers who believe that traffic police see drivers as potential "cash cows".The sneaky cop was photographed by a resident who slammed the cop: "It is outrageous that Merton Council is entertaining a CCTV operator that breaks the law to catch unsuspecting drivers The operator- and I stared him in the face - could not have cared less that he was on double yellow lines even after several other passing pedestrians told him so."A spokesperson for Merton Council, which operates CCTV enforcement vehicles, admitted that trying to conceal a camera was "unacceptable". When shown the image of the hiding warden, the council denied that the officer was attempting to conceal the camera from drivers.'YELLOW LINES FOR SAFETY'A council spokesperson said: "The vehicle has enforcement signs on it and a sign showing a camera on the doors. Our civil enforcement officers are legally permitted to park where necessary to carry out their enforcement duties; this includes double yellow lines."However, we advise them that, if it is at all possible to do their job safely from a point where there are no traffic restrictions, they should do so."Merton Council’s website advises drivers: "Double yellow lines are sited for safety reasons, in areas where parking could cause a serious obstruction, so please avoid parking where these restrictions apply."Share your thoughts in our Readers' Comments below. If you have stories to share regarding traffic officers email us and we'll possibly publish your article on Wheels24.