Skip to comments.Teen taking video with drone says woman assaulted him
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.
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Pajama Boy? Once upon a time, before metrosexuals appeared, a young man wouldn’t admit that a girl beat him up.
Wonder if the local police would have ordered the kid to stop flying the drone? Was he in violation of any known law?
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.
Check this one out, same site:
The best part is, he gets them SHUT DOWN.... Outstanding!
Did anyone ask the question -
“what were you going to talk about that you didn’t want other people to hear?”
uh hunh sure this dude is filming the landscape, he is probably looking at women
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”.
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?”
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.
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.
Years ago, I had to stop doing it because I could tell it was creeping people out. Times have changed.
WOW! What a bunch of cowardly dirtbags. Glad they ALL were identified.
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.
Another consideration, back in the day before 50%+ women looked like Sumo wrestlers.
Kids these days. Why, in my day, if I wanted to do that, I had to walk around with my Gargoyles on.
I like the name of that website!
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.
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