Ha ha, your picture's on the Internet

    May 8, 2008
    WebProNews Staff

The bellowing fellow now immortalized as Mr. Angry Overreaction Man demanded a photographer not put his raging visage online. You can guess what happened next.

Click. Post. Hello world.

Jeremy Brooks watched a guy rage at a homeless person in San Francisco. Brooks found the situation worthy of a picture, which he took on the public street where the confrontation took place.

Mr. Angry Overreaction Man (we don’t know why he was angry, maybe Homeless Guy said something to Angry’s daughter) appears in the  photo, his screaming face obscured by a pointing finger, a Bluetooth headset jammed into his right ear. Here’s what happened after the click, according to Brooks:

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. I told him that one more touch and I would call the police.

Of course, he didn’t like that very much, and at that point told me that if I put his picture on the internet, he would call his laywer.

The picture obviously has been taken on a public street, which should mitigate concerns about privacy. That photo brought to mind a certain business card message Brooks would have been wholly justified in presenting to Mr. Angry Overreaction Man.