Driver charged with felony assault for threatening photographer with his vehicle

Jul 11, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Driver charged with felony assault for threatening photographer with his vehicle

Jul 11, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Join the Discussion

Share on:

get_off_my_driveway

Yesterday, we showed you a video of a somewhat agitated driver harassing automotive photographer Alex Stone, who he felt was trespassing on his “private driveway” (which police have confirmed was actually a public road), with his truck.

Police were quick to take action and have now identified and arrested 52 year old Mark Gordon as the driver of the vehicle. As well as being charged with misdemeanour battery and vandalism, Gordon is facing a felony charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Here’s the video again, in case you missed it. There is some rather strong language, though, so you might want to use headphones or turn your speakers down.

YouTube video

I have to give maximum respect to Alex, here. I don’t think I could’ve remained anywhere near as calm as he did faced with a situation like this.

If convicted, Assault with a Deadly Weapon that isn’t a firearm can carry with it a prison sentence of up to four years, and counts as one of your “three strikes“. If he has other strikes, he may be looking at a much, much harsher sentence.

Here’s a screenshot of the arrest record from the San Diego county Sheriff’s Dept. website.

13658946_10157076913635176_2546781853719188818_n

So, remember, folks. Photography is not a crime, but intentionally driving into photographers (or anybody else, for that matter) with your car is!

My thoughts on broadly sweeping “three strikes” laws aside, it’s nice to actually see somebody being held to account over harassing and threatening photographers in the middle of completely legal activities.

How would you react in circumstances such as this? Have you been in a situation like this before? How did you react? Let us know in the comments.

 

Filed Under:

Tagged With:

Find this interesting? Share it with your friends!

John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Join the Discussion

DIYP Comment Policy
Be nice, be on-topic, no personal information or flames.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

221 responses to “Driver charged with felony assault for threatening photographer with his vehicle”

  1. BigKev Avatar
    BigKev

    I must be a very bad person. This announcement makes me very happy.

  2. Gerald Keil Avatar
    Gerald Keil

    woot justice is served

    1. Rick Avatar
      Rick

      Not really. If this is a first offense a good attorney will wrangle it all down to just the misdemeanors and he will get off with a stiff fine and nothing more. He will still likely shell out over fifteen grand between the fines and attorney fees before this is all over and hopefully it will get his attention but I honestly doubt it. He’s an ass to the bone and such people don’t change.

      1. dave everhart Avatar
        dave everhart

        ^that

  3. Eddie Martin Avatar
    Eddie Martin

    I guess that’s the kind of ahole native americans had to deal with a long time ago.

    1. TURNERO Avatar
      TURNERO

      To be fair they were on the Native American’s driveway.

  4. Biff Stephens Avatar
    Biff Stephens

    Awesome news!

  5. Tom Reynolds Avatar
    Tom Reynolds

    But but but it was his private driveway you guys!

    1. Chris Yarrow Avatar
      Chris Yarrow

      ?

    2. Karen Danks Avatar
      Karen Danks

      I want a driveway maintained by tax dollars!
      ?

  6. Brian Fergusson Avatar
    Brian Fergusson

    Neanderthal – glad to hear he’s been charged.

  7. Petar Maksimovic Avatar
    Petar Maksimovic

    Get this post out of my private wall!

    1. Greg Rhinerson Avatar
      Greg Rhinerson

      It’s not private

    2. Sam Shull Avatar
      Sam Shull

      It’s sarcasm, Greg.

  8. Paul Williams Avatar
    Paul Williams

    Carl Welsby

  9. Don Pierson Avatar
    Don Pierson

    I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a “driveway” that mysteriously has double yellow no pass lines like a highway has. Glad the idiot is paying the price now

  10. Jens Herbie Hatje Avatar
    Jens Herbie Hatje

    He deserved every bit of it.

  11. Jan Leah Avatar
    Jan Leah

    Very scary! What is wrong with people?

  12. Chris Parry Avatar
    Chris Parry

    Good. I thought when I saw this video yesterday that he was an arrogant prick who should have had a tripod around the back of his head!

  13. Karen Danks Avatar
    Karen Danks

    Looks like he’s wearing a wedding ring possibly. I truly feel sorry for his spouse with kind of rage.

    1. Scott E Mc Avatar
      Scott E Mc

      I suspect she was the recipient of the “battery” charge earlier on the guy’s rap sheet.

  14. Nicki Zieth Avatar
    Nicki Zieth

    This guy has to be insane!!! Who acts like this and thinks it’s okay ughhhhh. Gosh well done to the photographer, his calmness I think prevented this from being even worse ughhh

  15. Brandon Cowart Avatar
    Brandon Cowart

    Trump voter…

    1. Rob Morris Avatar
      Rob Morris

      No need for that

    2. Michael D Skelton Avatar
      Michael D Skelton

      You’re an idiot.

    3. mikieboy Avatar
      mikieboy

      you sir are an ass. Bring politics into any senario?

      1. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
        Kaspar Nybo Andersen

        Let me guess? You support Trump right? :)

        1. mikieboy Avatar
          mikieboy

          Doesnt matter who I support, this isn’t or wasn’t a political discussion. Creeps who try to slip in political canter are just that creeps. I guess maybe you are doing the same? Good luck, you all aren’t worth the time it took to type this. If you want to talk politics, go to a political chain, not a photography chain.

          1. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            So that’s a yes :) Also if we aren’t worth the time it took to type (which I can imagine is laborious for you) , then why did you do it?

          2. mikieboy Avatar
            mikieboy

            It was well worth my time to tell you, you aren’t worth my time. What amazes me is you think you know me, but you have no idea who I am, so your just throwing words out in the air. So if you have further comments, tell them to the air. I am done with you.

          3. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            Awwww he ran away. Pathetic thing

          4. Cranky Old Man Avatar
            Cranky Old Man

            The hell it isn’t a political discussion. Nothing is more pathetic than a RepubliKlan who wants to hide the fact that he is yet another spineless cultist. Mark Gordon, the bully in the video, is your typical Rush Limbaugh loving graduate of Fox News University. His entire attitude of being entitled to defend a county road as “his driveway” is so typical of Trump supporters. Gordon is a poster child of the cult of cowards we know as RepubliKlans.

          5. mikieboy Avatar
            mikieboy

            The title of the listing here is PHOTOGRAPHY. You sound like an intelligent man. You sound so intelligent you attacked me with out knowing anything about me. You don’t know who I support, you might be surprised. Your anger and hate are a really sad state of afairs. Its too back the so many people in our United States are this way. You attack those you don’t know and insult people you don’t agree with. Our nation is slowly drifting in half, it is really sad. So take your anger and hate and direct it else where. Im not going to insult back at you. You don’t know what Mark Gordon’s political persuasion. I would guess someone with that kind of anger doesn’t know what his own political opinion really is. Hey, does lots of anger sound familiar to you? It should. I respect others opinions, don’t always agree, but its not my place to insult or name call anyone. Sorry, you have me all wrong, but a man of your intelligence can surely probably see that by now. Good luck enjoying your life full of hate and anger, I am finished with you. You don’t know me.

    4. TheMarkness Avatar
      TheMarkness

      I think you angered some Trump voters.

      *high fives*

      1. RickInAriz Avatar
        RickInAriz

        What angers me is when Libs like you continue stereotyping everyone who doesn’t share your views.

        1. Mark Bernhardt Avatar
          Mark Bernhardt

          That’s a stereotype buglymcCowboy

        2. bestshingles Avatar
          bestshingles

          There’s a bumper sticker on his truck that says “NO HILLARY”.
          That’s a Trump voter, displaying the reason for the stereotypes.

          1. DTJC Avatar
            DTJC

            He could be a Bern supporter, assumptions are like asses. don’t expose it in public.

          2. BlackKatStrut Avatar
            BlackKatStrut

            Meh, I’m a Bernie supporter… I and most of my kin are pretty laid back most of the time.
            At least the ones I’ve met for myself. Can’t speak for the paid trolls online!

          3. Kevin Avatar
            Kevin

            He’s too angry to be a Bernie supporter.

          4. Richard Perkins Avatar
            Richard Perkins

            YEah, Bernie supporters were really laid back when Hillary screwed him right? Sure.

          5. Richard Perkins Avatar
            Richard Perkins

            Exactly. But these libtards will jump to conclusions that he is a Trump voter. Lots of pissed off Bernie supporters felt the burn when Hillary screwed him.

          6. Dave Avatar
            Dave

            Exactly. Bernie supporters were violent and causing massive disruptions when Trump was coming to town. :)

          7. Richard Perkins Avatar
            Richard Perkins

            How do you know he didn’t vote for Bernie. There was some pretty pissed of Bernie supporters when Hillary screwed him.

          8. Dave Avatar
            Dave

            Not all Trump supporters were NO HILLARY. Bernie supporters were also NO HILLARY.

        3. BiteMyShinyMetalAss Avatar
          BiteMyShinyMetalAss

          Calling someone an ignorant dipshit, when they are clearly behaving like an ignorant dipshit is not “stereotyping’, also pointing out the stupidity of Trump and his supporters does not automatically mean someone is a “lib”. You hillbilly brokeback mountain wannabe.

        4. commchf Avatar
          commchf

          “Libs like you” is a stereotype dummy.

    5. Chris Pickrell Avatar
      Chris Pickrell

      Looks like a lot of Trump voters got mad.

      1. Matt Burt Avatar
        Matt Burt

        …and they seemed like such a light hearted bunch!

        1. Whatdoyknow Avatar
          Whatdoyknow

          Lovely sarcasm

    6. kadepro Avatar
      kadepro

      Cowart, or coward? dipshit.

      1. StriderDogBlues Avatar
        StriderDogBlues

        Ah, name-calling. Couldn’t adult today?

        1. kadepro Avatar
          kadepro

          There’s always a moron someplace. Actually two.

          1. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            Oh there’s way more of you than that. Otherwise the orange one wouldn’t have gotten as far as he has.

            P.s. Also, making fun of names? Really? Like, REEEAALLY?

          2. kadepro Avatar
            kadepro

            Poke the bear and he’s gonna growl. Orange one? Hypocrite. You’re an idiot like all the others.

          3. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            I didn’t call him any names. I just feel a little sick when mentioning his name. So I call him the orange one. You have to admit, he is pretty fucking orange :)
            Also I have a fucking astrobiology certificate and 3 degrees…. Pretty sure I’m a SHIT LOAD smarter than you .

            P.s. You’re not a bear. You look like some kinda dog really. You look cute in your picture, too bad you have some sort of developmental issue though.

          4. kadepro Avatar
            kadepro

            You’re a moron…”I didn’t call him any names”. Referring to “orange” what the fuck you think that is dumbo? Astrobiology….hahahah. Oooh…study life’s origins and evolution on earth and the universe? What a crock…might as well be astrology. Smarter? Doubtful, Kaspar the ghost. It’s relative to the circles you run in. And I can imagine your circle is a circle jerk.

          5. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            Wait, is he actually called the orange one?
            Also the name calling I was referring to was the kind you used, like if I called him Trout or Chump. Sorry if I confused you little man.
            Also just because you don’t have the capacity to comprehend neither astronomy, astrophysics or biology, I can assure you, they’re all legitimate fields of science, where as astrology? Well astrology is more like a religion, as in it’s make believe without an ounce of evidence :)
            Also “Kaspar the ghost”…. that’s the best you could come up with? Pathetic little thing.
            The only circles I run are around you :)

            See what I did there? If you didn’t, try reading it again.
            Now fuck off and watch some Nascar or yell at minorities or whatever it is your kind does.

          6. kadepro Avatar
            kadepro

            Your grey matter is too dense and mushy to pick up on your inept ability to recognize your hypocrisy. Fuck off and go circle-jerk with your “astrophysiolocalastrobiologicalhypocrites” club.

          7. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            Cry some more little man. It’s like candy to me

          8. kadepro Avatar
            kadepro

            Look who’s crying…keep on keeping on loser.

          9. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            *sluuurrp* Mmmmhhm Trumptard tears :)

          10. kadepro Avatar
            kadepro

            Yeah, enjoy your circle-jerk blow fest.

          11. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            I can milk you for days, can’t I little man? You are like wind up toy of anger and ignorance :)

          12. kadepro Avatar
            kadepro

            Much like Casper the ghost, you, Kaspar, are invisible to me. Now move along to your circle-jerk of nerds.

          13. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            First of all, of course you can’t see me. I’m no where near you. Secondly if you’re trying to say that you’re ignoring me, you certainly reply a lot for someone who is ignoring someone.
            Thirdly, “nerds”? There’s only one of me.
            And lastly I’ll move along when I tire of teasing you. So far it’s great fun. You are hilariously stupid. ☺ it’s like having a retarded pet at this point.
            To be honest with you, right now I’m only interested in how long I can keep you going. As long as you keep replying, you give me exactly what I want. You are my toy little thing.

          14. James West Avatar
            James West

            If you’re going to chide people about their manners, it’s best to keep yours in check.

          15. kadepro Avatar
            kadepro

            Well let’s see…it all started with some bozo comment about Trump, then this Kaspar the ghost chimed in….so buzz off with your golden rule spiel.

          16. James West Avatar
            James West

            Blaming someone else and avoiding responsibility for your own actions puts you on the same level as Kaspar, for whom you appear to have an intense dislike.

          17. James West Avatar
            James West

            On photography forums, people generally behave in a pretty civil manner. Unfortunately, everything in America is about politics these days. Is this what political discourse has become in much of America?

          18. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            Are you blaming me that he started name calling in the first place? That’s… different? You realise that yes? Besides the second the site shared a story that has less to do with photography and more to do with psycho Trump supporters, people are going to become divided. Also I’m luckily not from the USA.

          19. James West Avatar
            James West

            I’m glad I’m not from the USA as well, Kaspar; it is approaching “failed state” status. But the remark I posted was nothing more than a comment about the general demeanor of people on photography forums. Nothing in my post implicates you…guilty conscience? We are all responsible for our own online behaviour, so the “he started it” line doesn’t have legs anyway.

          20. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            Your post was a reply to me…. wherein you go on about the poor state of online etiquette.
            I will have to inform you that it’s rather normal on the internet, that a reply to a comment, has something to do with the comment or commenter.
            That’s one of the very basic pillars of the “comment/reply” system.

            Also I thought you might have been one of those types that are oblivious to any wrong doing on the part of their ideological affiliates. I also mistook you for being like minded Kadepro. It’s become evident that you are not, but at the time I simple assumed you where a worshiper of orange and you where gonna be all “you bad liberal man, you”.
            Sorry for being defensive. I just mostly deal with people like Kadepro.

          21. James West Avatar
            James West

            OH! I’m Canadian, and every time I see Trump’s people in action I think…maybe a wall isn’t such a bad idea! But no fear; he has no chance of becoming POTUS. This time, it’s the math that says so, not just the gut instincts of pundits.

          22. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
            Kaspar Nybo Andersen

            Ahhh but you forget how easily “swayed” the democratic system of America is. Money can get you into some places…. good thing he seems to be broke af :)

    7. Sean Avatar
      Sean

      Seriously, jerk. Leave politics out of this. Jezzus.

      1. StriderDogBlues Avatar
        StriderDogBlues

        “Seriously, jerk”?? Ah, such wise words.

      2. Steve Bigler Avatar
        Steve Bigler

        Leave religion out of this… kook.

      3. Kaspar Nybo Andersen Avatar
        Kaspar Nybo Andersen

        Why? Who made you the sheriff around here? Is it because that the crazy person in the video shares your political views, that you believe politics should be kept out of it?

      4. Cranky Old Man Avatar
        Cranky Old Man

        The guy was your typical Trump voter. 6 ft 4 in tall and 220 lbs picking on kids half his size. Coward of cowards, your classic Rush Limbaugh-Fox News Nation dickless spineless moron.

    8. alberto cabrera Avatar
      alberto cabrera

      Actually he isn’t bring politics into the this. He is just making an obvious observation. Unless that image is fake.

    9. dr spaghetti Avatar
      dr spaghetti

      If you freeze the video, there’s a trump sticker on that truck.

      This will be the new America if that pumpkin full of rotten squirrel meat is elected.

      1. Michael Jenkins Avatar
        Michael Jenkins

        This is who Trump and his supporters are. Violent criminals.

        1. Dave Avatar
          Dave

          I take slight offense to that, but it is your right to assume every Trump voter is violent. Funny, I have a clean record and I voted for Trump, am not violent, and am on the photographers’ side here.

          So before you jump to conclusions, maybe I should assume that every Democrat supports AntiFA and its illegal violent protests, riots, arson, etc. Or every Muslim is a terrorist.

          Stereotyping based on this one incident of road rage of someone who has no clue what the law is a wrong.

          This guy has obvious anger issues and little to no respect of the law.

          1. democracywins Avatar
            democracywins

            I agree with this, and I voted for Trump also.

    10. Aaron Willis Avatar
      Aaron Willis

      Why he gotta be a Trump voter? You think Kilary voters are angels and never loose their cool?

      1. Rationality Avatar
        Rationality

        Yes, we don’t “loose” are cool. We may “lose” are cool, but we never loose it. Another Trump voter who is functionally illiterate.

        1. Photo_bomber Avatar
          Photo_bomber

          “our” cool. If you are going to criticize someone for a grammatical mistake, at least make sure you criticism is grammatically correct.

          1. shadow lurker Avatar
            shadow lurker

            :-p Thanks. I’m not the best at catching my own typing mistakes late at night when I posted.

        2. Mike Jones Avatar
          Mike Jones

          I hope you spelled “our” wrong on purpose or yoo our as dumb as here.

          1. shadow lurker Avatar
            shadow lurker

            Nice ASS-UMP-TIONs. Also, nice ASS-U-MING I’m illiterate. Nice ASS-U-MING just because I make an grammatical mistake, I am automatically a Trump supporter. I don’t like the guy and didn’t vote for him in the primaries. Snafus happen late at night when you are reading and typing. I guess you will be voting for a liar that let four Americans die in a foreign land on the anniversary of one the worst attacks in OUR modern history. Then LIED about it to you and me and ruined another innocent life. A lady that has been caught in more lies than I can count. But that’s ok, this is America. You’re free to vote for who you wish.

          2. Mike Jones Avatar
            Mike Jones

            So, you didn’t spell “our” wrong on purpose? Dumbass! At what point did I say anything about Hillary or Trump? Unless something major happens, I guess I won’t be voting in this election. Hillary is pure EVIL!!! And… Trump? Trump??? Really? He is just a joke. I could not possibly vote for either of those assholes!

      2. tsk Avatar
        tsk

        Look at his “No Hillary” bumper sticker!

    11. David Hovie Avatar
      David Hovie

      Thanks Brandon, I just looked the video up at 2:03. He is really a Trump Voter.
      He also has another Sticker on his car:”Drive Hybrid. I need the gas.” Such people with that attitude are poison for humanity.. and don’t start flaming me.. I don’t live in the US, but I am really sad what is happening to the US politics and their people. Where have the ethics gone?

      So let’s the again about photography :)

      1. Doyle Philipson Avatar
        Doyle Philipson

        HE IS A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT. YOU ABSOLUTE FUCK UP.

        1. haha101 Avatar
          haha101

          ^triggered

    12. Artsy Mom/MeBeNoMore Avatar
      Artsy Mom/MeBeNoMore

      Thank goodness those young men weren’t black. Trump voter would have killed them and claimed they tried to steal his truck! I hope you file a lawsuit for harassment and assault. This stupid impulse will cost him thousands, and possibly some time in jail- and hopefully a year of court ordered anger management classes.

      1. BGenie Avatar
        BGenie

        FYI: There’s 2 pro-Trump bumper stickers on the psycho’s car.

    13. Fiala Avatar
      Fiala

      It’s funny that you call him out for being a Trump voter, yet he is the one (just like Hillary) thinking that the laws do not apply to him.

    14. DTJC Avatar
      DTJC

      He could be a Bern supporter, assumptions are like asses. don’t expose it in public…

      1. speak_the_truth1 Avatar
        speak_the_truth1

        lol. doubtful. A Bernie supporter would have probaly chatted with them nicely until they were finished, if they were actually blocking his driveway.

    15. Richard Perkins Avatar
      Richard Perkins

      More than likely a Bernie voter pissed because Hillary screwed Bernie and never was accountable for it. Only progressives, socialists and liberals get this mad.

  16. Gil Gabo Avatar
    Gil Gabo

    What an ass-hat. Not sure I could’ve restrained myself like the young photographer did in this situation. The dick needs at least four years to think about how he ended up like such a dick.

  17. Artie Raslich Avatar
    Artie Raslich

    This guy will get a slap on the wrist, you watch and see. Crazy world we live in now!

  18. Hugh Mobley Avatar
    Hugh Mobley

    Goof enough for the Bastard especially on a public road!!

  19. Abe Zilla Avatar
    Abe Zilla

    Using his fat truck as a weapon

  20. Jeff Viguers Avatar
    Jeff Viguers

    Douchebag.

  21. Patrick Shipstad Avatar
    Patrick Shipstad

    Haha.. a perfect outcome. Most importantly, I’m happy the photographer and his friend weren’t physically hurt. He handled it perfectly and is lucky he was recording all this. As for the driver, he could have gotten them off “his driveway” simply by asking nicely. if he is found guilty of the charges (how can he not) a felonly holds some pretty long term ramifications. No sympathy or patience for people like that. Let’s see how tough he is if he spends even a few days behind bars with some real tough guys. He’d be on their turf now. Karma.

    1. Wing Wong Avatar
      Wing Wong

      If convicted of a felony… Good luck getting solid jobs. Jist saying.

      1. Joe Gunawan Avatar
        Joe Gunawan

        Read on another thread that he’s a commercial pilot, so with a felony, he’ll probably be out of a job. Good riddance. Don’t need ass holes like that flying people

        1. Marc Leblanc Avatar
          Marc Leblanc

          guess he will have to hide his guns

    2. Cranky Old Man Avatar
      Cranky Old Man

      Are you clueless? That was a county road, not his driveway.

      1. Nicholas Wells Avatar
        Nicholas Wells

        The sarcasm plane passed over your house today, huh?

  22. sanfranchristo Avatar
    sanfranchristo

    All I hear is the Dude.

    1. Donny Tidmore Avatar
      Donny Tidmore

      They pee’d on his fucking driveway

      1. Killlian Avatar
        Killlian

        It really tied the property together.

  23. Ruan Cowley Avatar
    Ruan Cowley

    Eish…what a horrible person

  24. ßerenice Calderón-García Avatar
    ßerenice Calderón-García

    I’m glad!. Eventually, everyone gets what they deserve.

  25. Cory McClay Avatar
    Cory McClay

    This asshole needs to truck taken away and put in jail where he will be somebodies Bitch and see what it feels like… Happy jail time…

  26. alvintoro Avatar
    alvintoro

    Now THAT’s one long A$$ driveway!

    1. Simon Jenkins Avatar
      Simon Jenkins

      Because nobody wants to live near the fuckwit!

  27. RGomezPhotos Avatar
    RGomezPhotos

    At 6’4″ and at least 220lbs (obviously an old drivers license) and in the middle of nowhere, the driver thought he could simply bully the photo team. I’m sure this isn’t the first time the driver has done this… Can you believe someone is married to that?

    The felony charge should stick.. Especially because it’s all on video. If the driver had a gun instead of a truck and tried shooting the photographer, and missed, you bet that would be a felony charge… That truck is definitely a deadly weapon…

  28. Stephen Fink Avatar
    Stephen Fink

    Now this is good to hear.

  29. Shail Doney Avatar
    Shail Doney

    Good!!!

  30. t_linn Avatar
    t_linn

    I feel relieved that there will likely be consequences for what this guy did. It’s hard not to watch the video and think that the outcome could have been much worse. There should be no tolerance for this type of behavior.

    Were I in this situation, a call to 911 would have been made immediately after the initial interaction with this nut job.

  31. Michael Bloom Avatar
    Michael Bloom

    I think I just found a new location for lots and lots and lots of photography…

  32. Bill Mason Avatar
    Bill Mason

    Good

  33. Kaja Gwincinska Avatar
    Kaja Gwincinska

    Glad he’s charged!

  34. Bob B Avatar
    Bob B

    I just hope that after the mugshot the jailer says, “now was that so bad?”

  35. SuchaWorld Avatar
    SuchaWorld

    He’s lucky the photogs didn’t pack heat and feel their lives were in danger……………..

  36. Nina Claasen Avatar
    Nina Claasen

    Ryan Claasen

  37. Fernando Ruiz Delgado Avatar
    Fernando Ruiz Delgado

    The photographer kept his calm, good job! And for the crazy driver, I hope he goes to jail, what a dangerous punk!

  38. jchrtra Avatar
    jchrtra

    As I think this guy is a total jerk and the photog as you
    said showed extreme patience let’s not say that he was doing something legal.
    He was blocking a roadway which I am sure he is not allowed to do and would not
    be able to get a permit to do so. That is probably why in the beginning he said
    no need to call the police but this jerk in the truck is a hot head that saw
    some young guys impeding his day. Very smart to have recorded everything and
    being calm and not making things worst which shows them in the video trying to
    be compliant but this jerk would not have any of it. Good for you guys.

  39. Matt Jenkins Avatar
    Matt Jenkins

    Looks like photographers have some of the same issues as road bikers aka cyclists.

    1. Matt Burt Avatar
      Matt Burt

      Yes, I do both.

    2. tomtom Avatar
      tomtom

      They sure do, neither of them want to get killed by pompous entitled aggressive drivers! Imagine that…

  40. Sollis Janus Avatar
    Sollis Janus

    somebody is getting new girlfried

    1. nemo295 Avatar
      nemo295

      He’ll find out when he drops the soap.

    2. Alan Newman Avatar
      Alan Newman

      He probably treats his girlfriends worse.

  41. Inku Avatar
    Inku

    What a cock suckin piece of shit mother fucker.

  42. Federico Bottos Avatar
    Federico Bottos

    Yeeee i was waiting for the sequel of the video ?! What an asshole… It’s dangerous outside in the US ?…

  43. Richard Mann Avatar
    Richard Mann

    I guarantee you he had a gun.

    1. Matt Jenkins Avatar
      Matt Jenkins

      Well a felony conviction would take care of that too.

  44. Matt Burt Avatar
    Matt Burt

    What an ass

  45. Robert Zavala Avatar
    Robert Zavala

    Thank you, I’m glad he’s charged. that was not cool.

  46. Scott Craig Avatar
    Scott Craig

    Baseball bat to the side of his fat head.

    1. 1o1 Avatar
      1o1

      you are just as nuts as the fat guy.

  47. Jason Rinehart Avatar
    Jason Rinehart

    Dan Smead!!!

    1. Dan Smead Avatar
      Dan Smead

      Hell yeah he deserved it

  48. 1o1 Avatar
    1o1

    he got arrested. :)
    i hope that fat ugly jerk is now sucking dick in jail.

  49. KidCharlemagne Avatar
    KidCharlemagne

    Critical middle age white man’s disease, cerebral capacity of a lima bean and hung like same.

    1. 1o1 Avatar
      1o1

      thank god blacks are in rehab or already in jail when they reach this age.
      if not it can end like O.J.

      btw: what ist bill cosby doing today?

      1. KidCharlemagne Avatar
        KidCharlemagne

        Commiserating with Dennis Hastert.

    1. Sean Molin Avatar
      Sean Molin

      Could that article have been any more vague?

  50. Brent Thomas Tisdale Avatar
    Brent Thomas Tisdale

    I think the three strikes rule is very stupid in anerica they should be jailing people for life on a case by case basis. Sure this guy was a complete cunt of a human but dose he deserve to have his life ruined for being a jerk. He may have been having a bad day tou dont know what was said either before the recording started. No doubt these young dudes gave him some lip proior to recording.

    1. wayward Avatar
      wayward

      youre assuming facts not in evidence. and having a bad day doesnt excuse someone from breaking the law at any time.

    2. Rationality Avatar
      Rationality

      I was there, though not in the video. From the first second, he was going crazy – and it was completely unprovoked. Alex was cool as a cucumber and respectful from start to finish. He gave the guy 20 chances to regain his composure – to no avail. I’m almost positive that this guy has a history of this sort of thing. Nobody acts like that out of the blue.

    3. Tristin Campbell Avatar
      Tristin Campbell

      Repeatedly coming within inches of hitting a person with your SUV is being a jerk in your book? So I suppose I swung a machete a few inches from your throat to scare you or fire some rounds near your face, maybe I was being a jerk for having a bad day?

      The guy was threatening them with quite a deadly weapon. If that doesn’t deserve jail time, I don’t know what does.

    4. Brent Thomas Tisdale Avatar
      Brent Thomas Tisdale

      Charging someone with assault with a deadly weapon implys that they have actually hit the person with a weapon. In this case he clearly hit nobody.

      1. brooksgarrett Avatar
        brooksgarrett

        Incorrect. Assault is causing someone to fear being injured. Battery is the act of injury. Hence why you have “Assault and Battery” as a charge. He committed assault in the act of attempting to hit/intimidate the person holding the camera.

    5. Marc Leblanc Avatar
      Marc Leblanc

      yes. yes he does deserve to have his day ruined.

  51. Ricky Chiun Avatar
    Ricky Chiun

    ??????????

  52. chace Avatar
    chace

    that guy was having a bad day lol, but it’s a state road, right?….the photographer’s are required to pull a permit and probably hire a couple cops to stop traffic safely both directions. The Audi was clearly in the middle of the road (look back at the footage). Sorry, not trying to be a dick, but every highway job I shoot, this is the case. It’s the law…EVEN if they were on the side of the road, you wanna have cops for situations like this. I see TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL PEOPLE every job I shoot. About 1 outta 50 pedestrians get REALLY mad at us (the film crew)….like crazy mad.

    1. nemo295 Avatar
      nemo295

      There’s no permit required to take photographs on public property, unless it’s posted otherwise, such as at a rock concert on public lands. The issue is if the parked car was impeding traffic or presenting a hazard in some way. Clearly it wasn’t the best parking job in the world, but given that it was a nearly deserted rural road and the car wasn’t jutting out into the street all that much I doubt the local police would care.

      1. chace Avatar
        chace

        That’s correct, but you can’t be on the road. That Audi was clearly on the road. I’d be shocked if the local or state police didn’t require a permit, even if it was in bumfuk. It’s a state/county road, not private property. When a dipshit like this guy come along (and the do every shoot) our location mgr shows permits or the cops handle it. It’s best to stay away from the nuts. The guy could have pulled a gun.

        1. Frank Avatar
          Frank

          Permit or no permit, if you feel someone is breaking the law then call the police.. It is not his job to determine if they are breaking the law, or enforce the law.. No excuse to behave the way he did, and I am glad he is being held accountable for his actions..

          1. chace Avatar
            chace

            true story! guy was unbalanced.

        2. James West Avatar
          James West

          Hey, I’ve been to bumfuck. You can do anything without a permit there.

          1. chace Avatar
            chace

            hahaha! you can find good Mexican in bumfuk too lol

    2. Katherine Walton Avatar
      Katherine Walton

      To reiterate, there is no permit required to take photographs on public property. If you’re putting up a movie set, that would be a different animal altogether, but these guys were not doing that.

      1. chace Avatar
        chace

        at :27 seconds, there is an angled white Audi completely blocking a lane. You’re telling me that doesn’t require a permit? It’s not private property…it’s a county road.

        1. Katherine Walton Avatar
          Katherine Walton

          If they had been setting up lights and scrims and silks and tripods blocking the lane on a public road then, yes, that would require a permit (assuming it’s a commercial shoot). One car, easily moved, encroaching on the lane is a ticket. As a member of a broadcast network news crew, I set up on the side of public roads and highways all the time (with lights and silks and tripods) without the need for a permit, or cops.

        2. Katherine Walton Avatar
          Katherine Walton

          In any case, this yahoo and his SUV decided to take the law into his own hands and committed a felony.

          1. chace Avatar
            chace

            no doubt, the guy was a total tool. He’s done………..but you mentioned u were a ‘network news crew’ and yes, you guys are probably given a ton of leeway “on the side of the road” if you aren’t blocking traffic…as these guys probably would have been too…who cares right? They aren’t blocking traffic on that dusty road to nowhere. But that picture car (Audi) was totally blocking a lane and there’s no freaking way they would be allowed to do that without 2 cops and a permit. They aren’t taking pictures at Yosemite.

  53. dr spaghetti Avatar
    dr spaghetti

    Good thing those kids weren’t black, they would have all been immediately shot by police for making them feel scared.

  54. Rob Eves Avatar
    Rob Eves

    Good.

  55. Luis G. Gomez Avatar
    Luis G. Gomez

    Great! Justice is done.

  56. Nico Avatar
    Nico

    He’d probably have gotten shot if he was in Nevada, as most photographers carry on location shoots out here. And it would have been justified a vehicle is serious weapon.

  57. Alan Newman Avatar
    Alan Newman

    Pause 2.03. Trump voter, enough said.

  58. Lily Habiba Avatar
    Lily Habiba

    Sometimes photography is a crime. As a stalking victim and rape survivor who has been assaulted by people using photography to get close to me and track me, I am sick to my stomach if a stranger starts photographing me. I would never physically attack someone, but if a “photographer” was following me or showed up at my house I would defend myself and report the harassment to the police. Just ask permission, and if someone tells you to get out of their driveway then just go.

    1. Mel Reyes-Abbey Avatar
      Mel Reyes-Abbey

      Nobody was following him nor interested in photographing him.
      I would totally respect your discomfort and refrain from shooting photos of you if asked. Just so you know.
      And since it wasn’t his driveway…it wasn’t his place to demand them to leave a public place where they were shooting nothing more than a vehicle that was clearly worth a good few grand more than his vehicle.
      That miscreant was acting like an entitled little brat and shoving around his size like in a schoolyard battle.
      Thank goodness he had no audience because he clearly has anger issues and the outcome may have been different.
      Again though, I wouldn’t photograph you if you asked/looked uncomfortable. That’s just rude.

      1. Lily Habiba Avatar
        Lily Habiba

        Thank you for being a true professional.

    2. Brenna B Avatar
      Brenna B

      Except the photographer wasn’t in a ‘driveway’. No permission is needed on a public road. And if you don’t want to be videotaped breaking the law and attempting murder than I suggest don’t give someone a reason to record it… just saying…

    3. G Dan Mitchell Avatar
      G Dan Mitchell

      No photographer was stalking anyone here, though. The guy showed up and went after the photographers.

  59. Rick Satterwhite Avatar
    Rick Satterwhite

    If he gets off scott free then he is a Hillary voter.

  60. Frank Stansberry Avatar
    Frank Stansberry

    Might want to sentence him to vocabulary class

  61. Len Montgomery Avatar
    Len Montgomery

    Just to equal out the conversation, not all Trump supporters would react the way this driver did. I, for one, would have gotten out to snap off a few shots myself.

    1. Ron enzo Avatar
      Ron enzo

      This is the typical trump supporter…fact…watch any trump rally interviews or look at any of the assaults made by trump supporters…just like this dushce bag…funny thing is the trump supporters that arnt like this can’t see the connection between trump and these type of supporters. .haha….blind eyes

  62. ケビン ボウイ Avatar
    ケビン ボウイ

    But but… They were on his driveway.

  63. Morten Avatar
    Morten

    How can you guys take a serious situation like Alex and turn it into politics??? This is a photo site not a political arena.

    1. James West Avatar
      James West

      Right now in America, everything is politics, for better or for worse.

  64. Kristina Haan Avatar
    Kristina Haan
  65. Michael Perlaza Avatar
    Michael Perlaza

    You say completely legal activities. I’m not trying to be a jerk or anything; I really want to know what are the rules or laws I guess you can say, about stopping in the middle of the road(I saw the photographers car on the side yes but the subject, which I take was the other car, was on the middle(not blocking both lanes)I mean the middle of the one lane. Are we allowed to do that if it’s public and we don’t stop traffic?

  66. The commenter Avatar
    The commenter

    Deadly force warrants deadly force. The outcome could’ve been different. I commend the photographer for showing such restraint.

  67. Randy Farnsworth Avatar
    Randy Farnsworth

    Called the ROW or Right of Way…

  68. Chris Hayworth Avatar
    Chris Hayworth

    The minute he stopped the car I would have defended myself really well. I’d have kicked the shit out of him. That’s just me lol

  69. Barb Avatar
    Barb