Photographer/Internet 1, Bully 0

A priceless story and photo on Flickr by Jeremy Brooks:

This guy was on the corner of Stockton and Columbus in San Francisco yelling at a homeless man. Anger, conflict, drama - sounds like a great shot to me. I crossed the street but was unable to get anything interesting, since I only had my 50mm lens on the camera and I was just too far away.However, Mr. Angry Overreaction Man decided that he now had a problem with me. He confronted me, demanding my camera. Of course, I refused. He got in my face and started threatening me, telling me that I cannot take his photo without his permission. I told him that yes, in fact, I can. He then walked up and bumped into me, trying to act tough.

He threatened to call his lawyer if the photographer put his photo on the Internet.

Not only is the photo on the Internet, but it and the story behind it have been featured on the front pages of Reddit and Digg.

Makes me wish I had a photo of the guy who called my non-existent teenage daughters slutty.

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