October 30th, 2012

Creepy Cameraman Reemerges as "Surveillance Camera Man" 5

By Carlos Miller

The creepy cameraman we saw last month entering a college and video recording into random classrooms reemerged as “surveillance camera man” where he continues to wreak havoc on random citizens on the streets in what appears to be Seattle.

And while he does come across as creepy in many instances, video recording random people as they are eating lunch, he also does a great job in challenging security guards who are under the impression that citizens are not allowed to stand on a public sidewalk and video record into the premises they are guarding.

But he also pushes his luck and the law by entering a Scientology building as well as a room where a bunch of Asian men are sitting around playing cards, both which are obviously private property.

The Scientology clips are especially funny because he returns several times after being chased out, asking if they would mind him taking or drawing pictures of their lobby.

Whoever he is, he is proving a point in that citizens do not mind being video recorded by surveillance cameras, but take great issue when video recorded by random strangers.

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  • mahadragon

    Fully agree. If you standing on a public sidewalk, any images you capture in the state of WA are fair and square from that point. Now if you in Illinois or Massachusettes the law actually explicitly states that you may not take a video or photo without that person’s permission. It’s amazing how that black woman thought she had rights where she does not. Maybe she should move to Illinois or Massachusettes where it really is illegal to videotape someone without their permission. I do personally find it annoying if someone was videotaping me. But if it’s in a public place you ignore it unless the guy starts doing something else. I can’t imagine wny someone would call 911 for it. So stupid, it wasn’t even an emergency. People can’t even act like adults, they treat the mystery cameraman like he’s a small child or something.

  • mahadragon

    He was filming from public sidewalk. He wasn’t doing anything illegal. If you want privacy you can hide. The mystery cameraman was not preventing anybody from hiding, he was just silently filming. He’s not a child, as long as what’s he’s doing is legal, he doesn’t have to stop. It’s sort of like the way the man from Seattle refused to show his ID to the cop. Under WA law he didn’t have to show his ID because he didn’t do anything wrong. He was arrested and the man sued the police dept and won. This isn’t Illinois or Massachusetts where it really is illegal to videotape or photo someone without their permission. In Seattle the cops have video cameras on their dash, in our neck of the woods, videotaping is promoted.

  • mahadragon

    Thanks Bhai, I didn’t know about the trespassing law in WA State. I didn’t see him actually go inside the Scientology building. Maybe I didn’t watch enough video, I just saw the fat lady asking him to leave several times. Agree, the mystery camera man isn’t breaking any laws here.

  • mahadragon

    Andy Kaufman meets 60 meets…an apt analogy. I like it.

  • Andrew Lee

    Well I’m in IL but honestly if I’m out in public it’s fair game to me at least. If I don’t like it I’ll most likely tell the person to F off and if it’s annoying enough I’d probably throw down. I have no problem spending a night in the can lol.

    It might make me a hypocrite to say I don’t have a problem with stores recording me but here is why. I understand the need for those places to protect their property from five finger discount shoppers. I also have no problem with someone recording me if I was breaking the law because it would be the right thing to do. I would also have no issue if I was goofing around because comedy at your own expense is usually the best. “I mean if you can’t laugh at yourself who can you laugh at?”

    Now some asshole with a camera in my face for no reason is just trolling.. A good example would be following me around all day just because they can but since we’re face to face there is nothing stopping me from kicking their ass or at least trying. “Can’t win them all.” One thing is certain though that same person is not gonna bother me again.

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