San Diego County deputies arrested an independent photojournalist after he refused to stop videotaping them in a public parking lot in Ramona.

JC Playford, an activist who has ties with the Minutemen and the Tea Party, was videotaping a pair of deputies from a respectable distance.

The deputies were arresting a woman on unknown charges. When Playford continued videotaping them, one of them ordered him to place his hands behind his back.

It is not clear on what charges he was arrested.