Categories: Interesting, Unexpected
Tags: AITA, public, reddit, strangers, top, video, videos, white text

Source: Reddit/AITA/@l33t_p3

Public property is fair game, right?

Well, now that everyone has a camera in their pocket, this issue has become a little bit dicey…

So is this guy a jerk for refusing to delete a video that he took in a public place?

Read his story below and see what you think.

AITA for refusing to delete a video taken in public?

“This weekend, my GF and I were walking at the local reservoir, when down by the water we see a lady going past with HUNDREDS of ducks following her.

That’s a lot of birds!

I am not exaggerating at all – I’d say there were at least 200-300 birds if not more, quacking and splashing and climbing all over each other trying to get closer to the food she was tossing.

It was a hell of a scene, so I started recording it, because frankly I’d never seen anything quite like it before.

I’d say the path where we were was about 30 or 40 feet back from the water, so it was from a pretty respectable distance, not getting up in her face or anything.

For a good minute or two I’m just filming all these ducks going crazy.

Uh oh…

Well, the lady looks up and sees me, and says “Are you recording?”

I tell her “yeah I’m recording it, there are like 300 ducks back there!”

So she yells “I don’t want to be in the picture! Delete that video! I didn’t give you permission!”


I tell her no, I’m not deleting it. We’re out in public, I don’t need permission to take pictures of things.

I’m not even taking a video of you, you just happened to be in it walking past.

She says “Well then how about if I take a picture of you?” and pulls out her phone.

I tell her “I don’t care, go ahead. What are you going to do, frame it?”

So she’s just standing there taking pictures of us until finally we all walk away, ****** off.


I guess this lady thought I was being rude, but I didn’t see anything wrong with what I was doing. Especially since it wasn’t even her I was really taking the video of.”

Here’s what people had to say about this on Reddit.

This person thinks he acted like an *******.

Source: Reddit/AITA/@l33t_p3

Another Reddit user doesn’t think he did anything wrong.

Source: Reddit/AITA/@l33t_p3

One individual said he didn’t do anything legally wrong, but…

Source: Reddit/AITA/@l33t_p3

This individual said he acted like an *******.

Source: Reddit/AITA/@l33t_p3

And one person asked a good question…

Source: Reddit/AITA/@l33t_p3

What would you have done?

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