Two days after a heated and scary exchange in which a man almost ran over a photographer with his vehicle, there's good news: the person involved has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses.
Multiple reports have come in that sheriff's deputies arrested a Ramona resident in connection with the altercation that took place on July 9. The man has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor battery, and vandalism and is currently being held on $30,000 bail, with a court date this week. In addition, the photographer, Alex Stone, is asking that the man pay for the damage caused to his phone when it was smacked from his hands onto the pavement.
In case you missed it, this past Saturday, Stone was on a shoot for a car parts company on a remote stretch of road in Ramona, CA, when a man drove up and began yelling obscenities and saying the men were blocking his driveway (even at one point claiming the road was his driveway), but no driveway appeared in sight. Stone remained commendably respectful and patient; nonetheless, the man grew increasingly agitated and eventually drove his SUV at Stone and his client multiple times, before eventually exiting the vehicle and physically confronting the men, the incident ending with the man slapping Stone's phone out of his hand, breaking the screen. You can see the entire altercation in the video above. Hopefully, justice will be served, as there's simply no excuse for this behavior.