Public places are often used by photographers for photo shoots. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean everyone agrees with them, which Los Angeles photographer Alex Stone found out first hand. While shooting on a deserted public road in Southern California, Stone and his crew were confronted by an irritated man whose confrontation was caught on film:
The man was later identified by FOX 5 as 52 year old Mark Wayne Gordon, who was arrested and booked after the video was turned into police by Stone and his crew. Gordon is currently being charged with multiple violations, including felony assault with a deadly weapon. Other charges include but are not limited to battery and vandalism.
While the entire incident wasn’t caught on tape, you can see in the three minute video just how out of hand Gordon became. Despite their multiple attempts to leave, Gordon repeatedly tried to attack and run over the photographer and his crew. At one point, he even got out of his vehicle to try to instigate a fight.
Although Stone has been photographing cars for 10 years, this is the first time he has had to deal with this type of a situation. The video was posted to try to raise awareness for other photographers out there to be safe while shooting. After all, you never know who could be out there or what they are capable of.
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