Remember that guy in the truck who tried to kill that photographer and eventually got charged with felony? This is kinda the same, only instead of a guy, it’s a girl, instead of a car it’s a golf cart, and instead of the guy trying to kill the photographer, it’s the photo crew almost killing the girl!
Photographing in public locations is a daunting task to many people, and it’s understandable why that is. While the majority of people don’t really care about having their photograph taken, you do occasionally get one or two that don’t take too kindly to having a camera pointed in their general direction.
That’s what happened to photojournalist David Pardo, staff photographer for local newspaper Daily Press, photographing families at a lake for an assignment.
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.
We’ve seen some crazy folks
freaking out over photographers asking photographers to stop shooting but this one goes over the top. This is the first time I am seeing a photographer being threatened to be ran over for shooting cars.
According to Alex Stone, an automotive photographer from LA, he was shooting on a public road when he a truck driver confronted him for shooting on his “private driveway”. The truck driver repeatedly drove towards Alex and his companion and threatened them. Finally, he got out of the car and knocked Adam’s phone (which was recording the event) out of Alex’s hands. (Hit the jump to watch the full video, note that there is quite a bit of language on it)
Imagine this: Two guys on a beach, sipping margaritas and baring their souls to each other. After a while, they decide to spend some time flying their drones around, leaving smoke trails in the sky. We aren’t certain what all these guys may have been doing prior to testing out their drones, but Kevin Henderson was kind enough to upload a video of the confrontation for the rest of us to play armchair expert.