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    Cedarhurst Park 9/5/13

    Since I didnt see no one by Coscos earlier I went to Cedarhurst Park near the LIRR station. Shortly after the Avianca A330 comes, I see a guy walking 2 dogs in the park along with drinking a 12oz Budweiser in the park and he happened to be circling and staring at me for the last few minutes, then he approaches me and asks me "Why are u taking pictures of airplanes?" my respond "Its my hobby and thats what I love" then he takes out his cell phone and started taking pictures of me, and I ask whats that all about? Why are u photographing me? and he just walks away out the park and contiuned staring at me. then 10 or 15 minutes later. I see 2 NCPD cruisers stop and park at the LIRR station i manage to just get up from the bench and approached them. And the 2 officers asked me very nicely if everything is ok. I went up to them to complain about what the guy did. I told them that I was just sitting at the park taking pictures of the planes and explained what happened. And the officers mention that what the guy did was totaly wrong and I was more than ok to take all the pictures I want, and the good part is that they knew who I was. They said if anything goes wrong to reach them. Half hour after I went to a deli to get a Pepsi. The guy is there with his gf and the gf follows behind me also taking photos of me. "I said listen u need to stop taking pictures of me, u do not have any of my permission for either u or your bf to take photos of me, thats harrasment!" then I decided im just gonna leave and head to T5.. This was insane.. I was out there even though I had back pains, i didnt need that crap from anyone..
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    Sergio .... Glad to hear everything worked out okay but seems like the guy and his girl are both idiots. The only other thing I would have told the guys girlfriend is that the cops stated what your boy friend did was not right. Sometimes the best thing to do is to walk away and not be confrontational.
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    Sadly, while public perception of our hobby has greatly improved over the last 10 years, there are still some ignorant idiots out there who think that we are somehow going to do harm. I thought you handled it pretty well Sergio, and its always good to see when the police have our backs.

    Oh, and I'm thinking that they just wanted pictures of your sexy body Sergio! Damn paparazzi...
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    Glad to see you are making a quick recovery Sergio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta777LR View Post
    Since I didnt see no one by Coscos earlier I went to Cedarhurst Park near the LIRR station. Shortly after the Avianca A330 comes, I see a guy walking 2 dogs in the park along with drinking a 12oz Budweiser in the park ..
    Should have had the cops hassle him for open container law!! Bust his chops also!! What a dope!!

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    I'm thinking we need to start a new, fresh response to these incidents. Going forward, when asked 'why' I'm taking pictures, of anything, I will say '5 bucks and the answer is yours'. In this way, being questioned will allow me to save up for some nice glass. I don't answer questions for free anymore.

    That guy sounded like a real *********, Sergio. I wouldn't be surprised if it was some meathead I went to high school with

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    see the one thing, i was being polite but after taking photos of me, thats when I had to open my mouth. I dont take that kind of crap. And when I told NCPD about it he was already gone. I wish I would have had them looking for him anyway. The guy is lucky still that I didnt take photos of him with my own Canon, or else I would have made it look ugly for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta777LR View Post
    The guy is lucky still that I didnt take photos of him with my own Canon, or else I would have made it look ugly for him
    A couple of shots of him with the open container might have interested your buddies from the police department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snydersnapshots View Post
    A couple of shots of him with the open container might have interested your buddies from the police department.
    I actually thought about that. but he finished it before everything got started
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    x2 on the "open container" shot, it worked out quite well for me at the football game on Saturday where I almost had to put someone on their back. Regardless, glad to hear it worked out well with the fuzz Sergio!

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    Sorry you had this confrontation for doing your hobby. I know the feeling as I was harrassed by a TSA guy last week at LGA for taking photos. My day was ruined and I won't return until Kids' Day. I don't understand when you said that the cops recognized you. Did they bother you before? Do you have a press ID? The intoxicated guy should have minded his own business. Unfortunately, people still think that it's illegal to take photos of aircraft from public areas. I always get strange looks even at the beach for photographing jets. I cannot tell you all the times I was humiliated and ordered to leave for taking photos. Don't give-up your hobby for idiots. The public is told if you see something suspicious, report it, so we have problems!

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    I wish that had happened during UN week when all of us were around to show up BEHIND the GF and BF and see how they felt being harassed... muahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    I wish that had happened during UN week when all of us were around to show up BEHIND the GF and BF and see how they felt being harassed... muahaha
    You evil, Manny! :-)
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    That's the best idea I've heard yet Manny!

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