“Are you recording me? Do you have permission to record me?” asks the woman carrying a Trump flag at the Phoenix airport. She then smacks the phone from the hand of the woman recording her only to be promptly arrested by local authorities.
The busy Thanksgiving travel season is upon us with millions of Americans taking to the skies. Airports are busy and tensions remain high. One passenger, however, felt it was the perfect time to walk around with a Trump flag. After (allegedly) being recorded by a fellow traveler, the woman smacks the phone from the hands of the person she accused of recording her.
Literally seconds after this occurs, local police enter the frame. The male police officer dryly observes, “Well, you don’t have permission to smack people’s hands,” before leading her away.
The video was posted to TikTok by @jennirocha86 who noted that her cousin had sent this to her.
Arizona is a one-party consent state for recording, however, we are not lawyers so we are not making a judgment on the applicability of said rules to this situation.