→ 10 Aug 12 at 5 am
You know what’s cool? Not getting arrested for taking photographs in the streets. Wish I was cool. If you didn’t hear about it, two nights ago a buddy & I were walking to my car when a giant woman pretending to be from the FBI tried to convince (scream at us, man handle, chase, and box) us to take a ride with her because she thought we were drunk, what a complete nut. Tonight, someone from the set of Meet The Millers (?) told me not to take pictures in the street. Immediately following him was a woman in a green vest telling me she was having me arrested. She said, “Have you lost your American mind? You’re getting in my way. You’re hindering my job.” And “I bet your mamma would be proud.” She said it again when we were on the side walk and I asked her how I was hindering her work. I didn’t believe she was a cop until her backup showed up because she was wearing this bright green vest, no hat, and only badges on her sleeve (which she never showed me). She told him I was hindering her work and she said the bit about my mother again so I asked her the same thing, “Do you think your mother is proud about what you’re doing? Then I asked the responding officer if I could explain myself. I told him exactly what happened— I was laying down, on the middle line in the street, to take a photograph of the filming they were doing in the street, just across the intersection, obstructing the nonexistent post last call traffic (there were no cars driving on front street), when a man asked me to move and then this lady came up and started yelling at me. A free ride with cuffs and a court date is what I got. I do have to say that the magistrate and the responding officer were really cool, but that lieutenant? She needs a vacation, an evaluation, or to get a hobby, like photography. It’s normally pretty relaxing.