So then i was in my local town in the U.K taking photos and i decided i would do some macro shots of a pay phone keypad. There is a reason behind that, it was for a college project. So i go into the phone box, pull my camera out of my camera bag and start firing some shots off. There i am just taking some photos, next thing i notice, an old lady is talking to 2 police officers and pointing towards me. So i continue shooting acting like i never notice but before i know it the police are standing outside the phone box and asking me to step out to ask me questions. Yeah that's fine but then the officer asks me to walk him through what I'm doing, why I'm doing it and so on. He then grabs my camera and try's to turn it out (just pressing random buttons) eventually when he gets it on, he ends up standing for 5 minutes searching through all 261 photos on my camera. Only 20 or so of them photos were of the phone box the rest were landscapes and such. Once he finished that he wanted to check my camera bag, checking all the compartments. Then he started to say something about gangs and asking if i was taking photos for gangs so they could do over the phone box, by this point i was lost in what he was going on about. Finally about 10 minutes after this all started he was satisfied i wasn't a gang member, terrorist or anything of a treat to the public and let me go. That was all because of an old lady calling the cops on me for taking photos of a telephone keypad. I'm not sure on the legal issues of officers and photographers but I'm sure they don't have he authority to handle my camera equipment without permission. Why is it that if you are a teenager (18 for me) you must be doing something illegal even with a camera in your hands?