I was recently shooting on the streets of a western city with my trusty EP1 around my neck and was confronted. It was not so much the confrontation, but the reasons for the confrontation and the story behind it. I usually shoot from the chest and rarely bring the camera to my eyes when shooting the streets. I will set hyperfocal distance, turn off the LCD and shoot away without getting in anyone's personal space. This day was no different. On this day I was standing alone and was approached by a police officer on a pushbkike. He accused me of taking lewd photos of people. I was astounded at the accusations and immediately offered him my camera to check every photo on the SD card. He then stated that the accusation was about me using my phone to take photos?? I responded enquiring why I would use a phone to take a photo when I have a camera hanging around my neck. The background to this was that somebody had observed me aiming my camera at the ground 8 feet in front of me to set the hyperfocal distance. I must have then checked my phone to see the time (I do not carry a watch) and walked away to continue shooting from the chest. I offered both my phone and my camera to this police officer so that he could check everything. He did not bother to look. The issue I find annoying is that not only did I do nothing wrong in the first instance, that he did not even want to check the photos I had taken to prove or disprove the allegations he was making. He refused to advise who had made the complaint. After a discussion with him, I confirmed my rights to take photos in public areas and asked again why he had challenged me in the first instance with no factual evidence or complainant, and no intention to prove or disprove the alleged offence. No suitable answer was provided. This is crazy paranoia that indicated to all around us that I was at fault in some way for daring to have a camera. Regardless of the issue of a false complaint, it was myself that was accused in public of lewd behaviour. Was there an apology? Of course not.