A man who was video recording police conducting some type of investigation in West Virginia was arrested after he refused to leave the area this week.

Joseph Pniewski was charged with obstruction.

But it’s clear he was arrested because he was video recording.

The Huntington police officer claimed Pniewski had to “vacate the area” for a “safety reason” (insert eye roll here).

“I don’t know who you are,” the cop said. “You may have a gun on you. You may have a knife on you.”

No, all he had was a camera on him.

Save four minutes of your life and start the video at the 4:00 mark.