Armed with a Small Camera, or a Big Stick
The cops took exception to something this man said and confronted him. They asked "Whattya think you can just say anything you want?" The guy felt threatened, and pulled out a point and shoot camera to start photographing the officers. "Yeah, it's a free country" he says, snapping their badges. Sensing a crowd gathering, and the cameras pointed in their direction, they decided to get back in their car, and leave the man be. Oddly enough, they all politely wished each other "a nice day" before going separate ways.
While most everyone has some kind of camera with them these days, there are of course, the rare exceptions who walk to the beat of a different drum.