Want to know what happens when you try to enter an Idaho court with a video camera and no press pass? Just ask Robert Peterson.
According to PoliceOne, the 21-year-old was due in court to contest a citation for riding his bicycle at night without a light and showed up with a video camera (and his mom) in tow. According to My Fox Spokane, Peterson attempted to enter the Kootenai County courtroom with his camera and was refused entry because he did not have a press pass. Claiming his rights as an American were being violated, he tried again, but that time it didn’t end well for the young man.
The security guard used his TASER to subdue Peterson because he refused to “leave the camera with (his) mother outside” the courtroom. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don’t try to take a camera into an Idaho courtroom without the proper credentials.
What do you think of the entire ordeal, was the security guard too quick to stun Peterson or was Peterson asking for it? Tell us in the comments!