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Mohawked Man Goes Ballistic Over Photo

If you shoot street photography, you’ve certainly come across angry or belligerent subjects. They don’t usually beat you on the head with a skateboard though, as a miffed mohawked man did to a photographer in Austin, TX.

The man who was assaulted said he had been taking photos of “anything that was remotely interesting or unusual,” according to the affidavit. When he photographed 23-year-old Johnathan Washburn’s mohawk, Timothy Beard, 19, told him to delete the picture from his digital camera, according to the affidavit.

The man refused and Beard took his $100 Oakley sunglasses, the affidavit said. When the victim tried to get his sunglasses back, according to the affidavit, Washburn hit him on the left side of the head with the skateboard.

This seems odd because mohawks are in my mind aggressively look-at-me hairdos, so wouldn’t you be accustomed to the attention?

By the way, Washburn was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Beard was charged with theft.

Source: The Blotter/The Statesman

Man Arrested for Cop Photo, Sues Dept.

Francisco Olvera says a Sealy (TX) police sergeant entered his home unlawfully after responding to a noise complaint. When he took a photo of the officer, he was arrested for public intoxication and loud music. Now he’s suing for “unlawful search and seizure, unlawful arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution” — and he had to deal with “racist jokes” on top of it.

The officer told him it was illegal to take a photo of someone without permission. We’ve heard that one before!

Read the whole crazy story on The Sealy News Online.

When the News Becomes the News

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