(If you want to see the video this post is about, it’s download link is toward the bottom)
This actually happened to me on May 26th.
I just had to tell you guys about this right quick because it was the most disturbing busting I ever went through. I’ve been busted and sent to jail, and even that busting wasn’t as disturbing as this one. At least with that one, I could understand exactly how and why very well. With this one I could understand it too, but the way it went was incredible because it was a busting speed record.
I was out shooting candids, and I stopped to stand on the corner for a few seconds. There was this building there, and there was a woman in there who looked like she might be thick enough to tape, but maybe not. I was only looking at her through the window, and it wasn’t brightly lit in there. She was leaving, so I had to hurry up and get over there. There was very little time. I discreetly turned the cam on and stood in front of the door with the camera just poking out of one hand, and I had stuff I picked up while I was out in the other hand. All I wanted to do was make a quickie of her walking out the door. She didn’t look great enough to be worth following, but I also couldn’t really see her. She stepped right out the door of the building and immediately said “What’s that in your hand?
Now, keep in mind that I had not even been in position for five seconds, and had only seen her less than five seconds before that. I got busted in less than ten seconds! That’s a record! What really makes it big though is that she busted me literally TWO SECONDS after she came into view! I have never been so busted so fast. Especially not in this kind of situation. I’ve been caught following a woman around for too long, but all I wanted this one to do was walk past me from close range. This would literally take less than 3 seconds to do. I was basically busted on sight, and on top of it, she instantly called me out. There wasn’t even anything like glances at me or looking over the shoulder or any sign of trouble, and when she was in the building, she was talking to the person with her as she put something away. I was stunned at how things got so bad so fast. I couldn’t even answer her question with anything other than “Just this”. It was that bad. Good thing I had some stuff from the store in my hands already, or I would’ve stupidly answered “Nothing.” I was too stupefied to say anything coherent. To make things worse, she was walking the same direction I was, so when I stopped into the little store to get the loaf of bread I’d forgotten, I had to walk past her again! …Like I was “proving” I wasn’t up to no good…
Here’s the download link for the video, so you can see how short it is and how quickly it went wrong. Only one second was edited out.
That experience was so intense it gave me the shakes, and I couldn’t write about it right away. Or sleep.
It all just happened so fast… So bad, so fast…