I have to say, after reading this story, I am impressed by this young man’s restraint and foreword thinking when this lunatic woman attacked him on the beach for exercising his 1st Amendment rights of self expression. Yes. He was taking photos! Imagine that. She called 911 three times, and, when they didn’t show up – because he was doing nothing illegal, she decided to attack him and teach him a lesson about taking pitchers of people in public. She actually says that in the video!
When he saw her approach, he put his iPhone to record everything. As she assaulted him, he yelled for someone to call the police. When they arrived, she lied, said that he assaulted her. He then showed the police officers the video, and off she went to jail. She was charged with a couple of misdemeanors and released with a promise to appear.
I must admit that I probably would have handled the assault a bit differently. There probably would have been a bit of self-defense involved and a bit more to straighten out at the end! A beat-down would have been delivered. Then again, she probably would have sized me up and decided not to take that course of action, which would have been the smart thing to do.
It’s a sad state of affairs when a citizen thinks that they can attack another citizen just for taking photos in public.