We had planned to ride the Metrorail through three stations to see if anybody would try to stop us from taking pictures of the trains.
We didn’t even make it inside the first station.
By the time it was over, three hours after a security guard told us it was against the law to take pictures in the parking lot of the Douglas Road Metro Station in Miami, a 50 State Security Captain had banned us for life from ever setting foot on the Metrorail again.
All because we took photos in the parking lot.
Clearly, somebody is going to learn a lesson in all this. And it’s not going to be us.
Back when I was working on "LOST" I needed to take some reference photos from the top of the parking structure at the Dole Pineapple Building (now converted to offices and a shopping complex) in planning to make it look like the LAPD for an episode. I was actually detained by the building security while the local DHS called the production office to verify I was really taking pictures for a "legitimate" reason. As a result, we all had ID tags issued to us. I requested that they say, "Don't shoot me, I work for LOST!" (A reference to the infamous Chiat/Day ID tags during the Los Angeles Olympics) but my request was denied by the rather humorless security droogs.