There was a major fracas in Florida a couple of weeks ago.
A guy got killed in a shoot-out, and some bystanders were hurt badly in the crossfire.
Someone who happened to be nearby started filming it on his phone. Maybe he was hoping it would be useful to somebody later, maybe he just wanted an awesome memento of what was going on, I don’t know.
However, one of the men with guns noticed what the camera guy was doing, and started pointing the gun at him. The guy was dragged out of his car and told to lay on the ground, at gunpoint. He then had his phone taken off him and smashed, though not before he managed to take out the memory card with the footage on it and keep it safe.
Some of the men with guns may have also done this to other people’s phones, and a local news team reports one of their cameras being illegally taken as well.
There’s one crucial point I’ve left out of the story, though, which stops this being a tale of assault, theft, destruction of property, or some other kinds of serious crimes, for which these gunmen would no doubt face serious charges and hefty retribution.
(h/t Ed Brayton)