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Teen taking video with drone says woman assaulted him
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Posted on 06/20/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT by MNDude

MADISON, Conn. - A Westbrook, Conn. woman faces assault charges after confronting a teenager who was using a drone to film above a beach.

Andrea Mears, 24, was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace after an investigation into the May 12 encounter.

A video posted on the website Photography is Not a Crime shows the woman calling 17-year-old Austin Haughwout a pervert, striking him and ripping his shirt.

"You're assaulting me," Haughwout says in the video, according to CBS Connecticut.

Haughwout, of nearby Clinton, told reporters he had been using a remote-controlled drone to get footage of the landscape from about 50 feet above the beach when he was confronted by Mears.

"When she first came up I thought it was just someone calling the cops and I didn't think she would attack me," Haughwout said.

Mears could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. She told television reporters that Haughwout struck her first and edited that out of the Internet video, which was recorded on his cellphone.

Mears can be seen in the video calling police and demanding that Haughwout stop using the drone. The teen can be seen moving some of the equipment before the camera starts shaking and he begins yelling that he is being assaulted.

"Maybe you shouldn't be taking pictures of people on the beach," Mears says in the video.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


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1 posted on 06/20/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Mears

Your namesake. Related?


2 posted on 06/20/2014 7:24:57 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: MNDude

Pajama Boy? Once upon a time, before metrosexuals appeared, a young man wouldn’t admit that a girl beat him up.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 7:26:39 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: MNDude

Wonder if the local police would have ordered the kid to stop flying the drone? Was he in violation of any known law?


4 posted on 06/20/2014 7:30:35 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: MNDude

This happened to me a few years back in Whistler.

I was taking a picture of the village square, and some woman comes running across like 300 feet, full speed, stops 6 inches from my face and starts screaming at me to stop taking a pictures of her kid (apparently he was in the corner of the picture, I didn’t even notice till later).

So I start arguing with her about it being a public place, everyone in public is fair game for pictures, etc.

She threatens to go to the cops, I said “go ahead”.

Never heard anything after that.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 7:31:54 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: MNDude; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; Impy; Gilbo_3

Check this one out, same site:

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2014/06/18/socialist-students-try-bar-right-wing-blogger-recording-public-meeting-university/

The best part is, he gets them SHUT DOWN.... Outstanding!


6 posted on 06/20/2014 7:31:55 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Did anyone ask the question -

“what were you going to talk about that you didn’t want other people to hear?”


7 posted on 06/20/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MNDude

uh hunh sure this dude is filming the landscape, he is probably looking at women


8 posted on 06/20/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: txrefugee

BTW, these days, you can’t fight back, or an army of feminist lawyers will have you forever branded as “a creep who abuses women”.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 7:35:36 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: MNDude

Don’t these ladies realize that free internet porn has pretty much eliminated the “peeping Tom”?

I’m into photography and if this ever happened to me I’d say “listen lady, I can get pictures of younger, hotter and far more naked women with a click of my phone. why the hell would I waste my time shooting you?”


10 posted on 06/20/2014 7:35:42 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

Not nearly. The flip side of internet technology and cheap cameras (in phones) is that “upskirt” and “downblouse” pix and videos are a completely new avenue for the modern pervert.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 7:37:52 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: MrB

I believe he mentioned something to that effect in there. Will go back and watch it again.

But the good thing, he’s got faces on film.

Loved how they went into Zombie mode walking out, with their cute little chants... good little Comrades. All that’s missing is their cute little Mao jackets and that great Mao half-moon haircut.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 7:38:24 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: canuck_conservative
During my days as an amateur photographer, I enjoyed taking photos of children being children. My two best photos were of a child fascinated by the book return at the library, and a child playing with his toy car in the street. National Geographic quality photos.

Years ago, I had to stop doing it because I could tell it was creeping people out. Times have changed.

13 posted on 06/20/2014 7:38:25 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: NFHale

WOW! What a bunch of cowardly dirtbags. Glad they ALL were identified.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 7:44:21 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Seeing as this is a college, I often wonder what parents think when they see this crap... where their money is going.

That is, if they even do see it.

But it does show you where the breeding grounds are for sure, doesn’t it...

Puts faces on the local enemy.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 7:46:58 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: txrefugee

Another consideration, back in the day before 50%+ women looked like Sumo wrestlers.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 7:47:32 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: yldstrk
uh hunh sure this dude is filming the landscape, he is probably looking at women

Kids these days. Why, in my day, if I wanted to do that, I had to walk around with my Gargoyles on.

17 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:20 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: NFHale

I like the name of that website!


18 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:33 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: MNDude

Was it a nude or topless beach? Was she there to let it all hang out but not for photographers? Confusing...not like up skirt camera or peewee Herman’s ‘shoe mirrors’. It’s out there and in public. Got something you want to keep private? Then keep it private.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: varyouga
Don’t these ladies realize that free internet porn has pretty much eliminated the “peeping Tom”?

Wait.....
I'm just NOW finding this out?!?!

;-)
20 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:52 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: jiggyboy
Yes, but there are far fewer of them because an upskirt,etc photo is nothing compared to what is online.

There was a time when the ONLY way to see a nude (or even scantily clad) woman in most places was by peeping.

21 posted on 06/20/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: NFHale

Communists are just like NAMBLA....makes me sick...


22 posted on 06/20/2014 7:51:54 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: NFHale

Yep. Agreed.

I admire people who have the ability and courage to expose these bums.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 7:55:01 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: canuck_conservative
So I start arguing with her about it being a public place, everyone in public is fair game for pictures, etc.

Same happened to me. I was sitting in my pick-up truck at the local library waiting to pick up my daughter who was getting tutored in math at the time. I had just purchased a new Canon 60-D and was just sitting in my truck. . trying different settings and taking a few photos.

The next thing I know, I look up and there is an officer standing at my window wanting to know what I was up to. So, I explain the situation and assured him I wasn't a pervert. He said the lady over there said I was taking pictures of her child. . .I said, "huh?!". . I look at the lady and I have to say, she had all the markings of a total devoted Lib with her cropped hair, round glasses and her SUV with the OBAMA stickers still proudly displayed.

She just saw a guy in a RED pick-up with a camera and she just starting salivating because she was sure that this guy had to be a conservative, Tea Party PERVERT!!! I just smiled. . . but she was angry. .VERY angry.

24 posted on 06/20/2014 7:55:16 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: MNDude

Too bad they didn’t have these when I was a kid. The neighbors mom was hot and liked to sun bath (at least in my dreams).


25 posted on 06/20/2014 7:56:54 AM PDT by McGruff (What if we bombed our own citizens?)
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To: McGruff

Creepy


26 posted on 06/20/2014 7:58:24 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: Impy

It’s a very interesting site, for sure...


27 posted on 06/20/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Yorlik803

Similarities between them too...


28 posted on 06/20/2014 7:59:52 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: MNDude
BAM ! POW !! BANG !!!

video here: http://tinyurl.com/BeachAssault


29 posted on 06/20/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: RandallFlagg

If you scroll through the comments below the video on the site, you see an interesting mix of lefty outrage and Patriot folk defending him...

They hate exposure ... it’s like spraying bleach on mold.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 8:01:16 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Tallguy
Wonder if the local police would have ordered the kid to stop flying the drone? Was he in violation of any known law?

Follow the link in my post #29 for the full story and video of the beat down.

The police told him that he was doing nothing illegal and can continue to fly his drone.

Think of it this way - what if a TV News helicopter flew over the beach taking a video?

Same thing, isn't it?


31 posted on 06/20/2014 8:10:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: MNDude

32 posted on 06/20/2014 8:13:22 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: yldstrk
uh hunh sure this dude is filming the landscape, he is probably looking at women

So? It's a public beach. He can look at women if he wants.

Some women think they have the power to control who looks at them in a public space. They don't. They may WANT it to be the case that only men who they themselves find attractive should be allowed to look at them, but that isn't the case.

33 posted on 06/20/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: yldstrk

Watch the video and you’ll discover your presumption is absurd.


34 posted on 06/20/2014 8:16:16 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: yldstrk

I forgot to mention, the first time this story was posted on FR there was also a link to the footage from the drone. The portions that go over the beach show very few people and from an altitude and speed that make individuals nearly impossible to pick out.

The kid was doing nothing “perverted” at all as far as I can see.


35 posted on 06/20/2014 8:21:16 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: NFHale
If you scroll through the comments below the video on the site, you see an interesting mix of lefty outrage and Patriot folk defending him...
They hate exposure ... it’s like spraying bleach on mold.

All liberals, but especially democrat politicians, Hollywood elites and other lefty entertainers, think their right to privacy is sacrosanct but everyone else's
life should be an open book to be scanned, probed, prodded, groped, recorded and taped by the government 24/7/365.


36 posted on 06/20/2014 8:21:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: yldstrk

So?


37 posted on 06/20/2014 8:21:48 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Iron Munro

All the more reason to expose their hypocrisy...


38 posted on 06/20/2014 8:43:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: yldstrk

So what if he is? There is no presumption of privacy in a public space.


39 posted on 06/20/2014 8:48:40 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: txrefugee
That was no "girl". That was an older, heftier, and remarkably unattractive female who obviously hates males.

Plus, the kid was doing nothing illegal. It's a public space and if you do not want to be seen there simply choose not to be there.

What's she going to do next? Start throwing acid into the faces of males she sees ogling a pretty girl walking down the sidewalk? At least one of these angry female loons has already done so, as I recall.

40 posted on 06/20/2014 8:57:40 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: MNDude

She stuck her fingers in his mouth.

No telling where those fingers have been.

Ewwww...


41 posted on 06/20/2014 8:58:12 AM PDT by moovova
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To: yldstrk

The “dude” is a kid who just turned 17 and was seriously attacked by a grown woman.

Here is is his hangout page, he is a fan of drones, and the beach is a good place to be using them, and what in the heck is hidden or to be searched out on a beach?

Austin Haughwout’s Page
LATEST ACTIVITY
Austin Haughwout posted a discussion
Can the Pixhawk control a V-tail plane?
I’m looking at buying a V-tail plane and was wondering if the Pixhawk would be able to control it...
May 16
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Austin Haughwout replied to Mark Pratley’s discussion GPS Lock in the Caribbean in the group IRIS
http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/06/travel-tips-tuesday-safely-packing.html?m=1 They allow as many rechargeable lithium batteries as long as they are 100wh or less and up to two rechargeable lithium batteries that are over 100wh. The largest battery…”
May 2
Austin Haughwout replied to Mark Pratley’s discussion GPS Lock in the Caribbean in the group IRIS
“Storage voltage is best for when it’s more than a day or two...so 3.7-3.8V.”
May 1
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“I had a Hero 3 Silver which worked fine until it found it’s way to a meeting with water without its waterproof case...and well no more GoPro. I ended up going out and buying a new Hero 3+ Black and have yet to fly with it. The exterior case is…”
May 1
Austin Haughwout replied to Mark Pratley’s discussion GPS Lock in the Caribbean in the group IRIS
“LiPos, and any other lithium based batteries, are carry-on only. If they are found in a checked bag, depending on how “nice” the person that found them is you will either have your batteries trashed, or your whole bag trashed. “
May 1


42 posted on 06/20/2014 8:58:19 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: yldstrk
...he is probably looking at women

So... you would rather he be looking at males in your opinion? I see nothing wrong at looking at pretty girls.

43 posted on 06/20/2014 9:02:08 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: canuck_conservative
BTW, these days, you can’t fight back,

At all. Because then the LEOs will arrest you for assault on the spot.

44 posted on 06/20/2014 9:04:44 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

“...That was an older, heftier, and remarkably unattractive female who obviously hates males....”

Hahah!!! Spot-on!

Love the fact that she got arrested for attacking him, too. Feel good moment of the day.


45 posted on 06/20/2014 9:05:24 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: varyouga

I used the kind of reply once. A bit more colorful. Ended up having to dance with the woman’s BF. Fortunately the cop saw him swing at me a few times before I dropped him.


46 posted on 06/20/2014 9:41:14 AM PDT by Starwolf
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To: varyouga
Don’t these ladies realize that free internet porn has pretty much eliminated the “peeping Tom”? I’m into photography and if this ever happened to me I’d say “listen lady, I can get pictures of younger, hotter and far more naked women with a click of my phone. why the hell would I waste my time shooting you?”

No "lady" there, LOL!

Closest I came to something like that was some years ago when a neighbor made the accusation that I had placed a digital camera in the window to take photos of her.

It was actually a rechargeable flashlight.

I must say, since she was a full head shorter, almost twice as wide, and about 50 kilos heavier than I, it was a real struggle not to burst out laughing when I heard the accusation.

47 posted on 06/20/2014 9:49:38 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: jiggyboy
Why would a "pervert" even try? Have you SEEN the selfies that a lot of women post online?

Who in their right mind would go to all the bother when they could just sit in front of their computer and look at some real high-quality snaps?

I'd post a risque one or two as proof, but then I'd probably get the posting pulled as a result. *grin*

48 posted on 06/20/2014 9:54:17 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: moovova
She stuck her fingers in his mouth. No telling where those fingers have been.

Bleah. So much for lunch.

Have to remember not to FReep before mealtimes.

49 posted on 06/20/2014 9:58:44 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

At 5’18” (6’6” for those in rio linda) I have a natural “downblouse” perspective.

BWA HA HA HA


50 posted on 06/20/2014 9:58:59 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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