January 06, 2005

Oh-oh, I could be in trouble

A freelance photographer took some pictures of a breaking news story in a WalMart parking lot, and WalMart tried to confiscate his camera, and worse! ban him from the store! The Herald-Mail:

Roy said a store official told him not to take pictures or publish them without getting permission. Then, a man in a suit who identified himself as a store security official ordered him to surrender his camera, Roy said.

Roy said he refused, so the man demanded the film in his camera, unaware that it was a digital camera.

Again, Roy refused. He locked the camera in his car.

"He said if I didn't turn the camera over to him, he would have me arrested" and ban him from the store, Roy said.

You'll remember that I recently published a pic I took in the local WalMart lot.

Posted by jackhodgson at January 6, 2005 08:43 PM