This is funny. I happened upon this post on motortrend.com that details the exploits of an automotive spy photographer (is that an official title?).
The guy, operating under the name Ringo Kamens, says he came across a super-secretive car photography shoot in downtown Denver, and his attempts at getting shots of the yet-to-be-released car got him in hot water with the crew. They berated him, saying they had a permit and no outside photography was allowed. Then they called over plainclothes officers who told him he wasn’t allowed to shoot on city property. He willingly left once they tried to take his camera and threatened him with arrest.
Too bad Kamens didn’t know the laws protecting his rights to shoot the shoot — permit or no, city property or no. Kamens actually had every right to take those photos.
Nobody was up in arms over this trampling of his rights though. Commenters were more concerned with guessing the make and model of the car. (Most people think it was the Audi A4 Avant.)
Article via Motor Trend.
Read Ringo’s account of what happened here.