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Videographer guilty of obstructing SD County deputy

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VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A freelance videographer has been convicted of obstructing a San Diego County sheriff's deputy during a bomb scare.

The North County Times says jurors convicted James Playford of Ramona on Thursday. He was sentenced to time served and will pay about $300 in attorney's fees. Playford says he'll appeal.

He was accused of struggling last December when a detective detained him outside the Vista office of Congressman Darrell Issa.

The detective says he thought Playford was using a cell phone to detonate a bottle bomb. Playford says he was calling a news agency.

The bottle turned out to contain urine.

Playford's confrontational style has led to many run-ins with police. San Diego police pulled his press credentials and he pleaded no contest this year to disturbing the peace.

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Information from: North County Times

 

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