Phoenix Man Arrested After Assaulting News Videographer

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  1. A man claiming he owned the public sidewalk in front of his store stormed up to a news videographer in Phoenix and slapped his camera several times, demanding he delete the footage he had recorded.
    Mahmoud Emadi-Dehagi ended up arrested on assault charges.
    Telemundo reporter Julio Cisneros was covering an immigration raid at a store called Autofit when its owner, who apparently had hired illegal immigrants, came after him.
    Emadi-Dehagi ended up damaging his camera before another stepped in and set him straight.
    According to ABC 15:
    “Delete what you record from me,” he told Cisneros, as he slapped the camera. “Delete it. Delete it. You need to delete it."​
    Cisneros said, "OK," but continued recording.​
    Emadi-Dehagi is seen once again hitting the camera and that's when Cisneros said a piece of the camera came off.​
    Cisneros is glad an average citizen, who had just exited a public bus, saw what was happening and started defending him.​
    “You can't do that,” said the Good Samaritan.​
    “It's my property,” Emadi-Dehagi said.​
    “This is not your property. This is a sidewalk,” the Good Samaritan said. “You can't do that though man."​
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