Video Shows Warren Cab Driver’s Encounter With GOP Tracker Camera

August 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Video Shows Warren Cab Driver’s Encounter With GOP Tracker Camera

" BOSTON (AP) — A video posted online shows an encounter between a cab driver for Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren and a campaign “tracker” for the Massachusetts Republican Party.

A still image from the online video of the cab driver confronting the GOP tracker. (Image courtesy: YouTube)

The 44-second video shows the cab driver confronting the Republican tracker after a Martha’s Vineyard weekend event.

The driver appears to knock the camera from the tracker’s hands and tells him to “get out of my face or I’ll call the police,” adding “you’re messing with the wrong people.”

The tracker picks up the camera and continues filming saying, “it’s a public event, buddy.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Karen Twomey reports

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Warren’s campaign said the driver was not a staff member and that trackers are allowed to video public events.

“The person featured in the video was not a member of the Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts staff. He is a cab driver. Elizabeth did not see what happened,” Warren campaign spokeswoman Julie Edwards said in a statement "

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