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Adam Pringle was originally just cited for smoking along the beach in San Diego, California, but he ended up being arrested for obstruction of justice, after pulling out his cell phone to film the police as they were citing him. RightThisMinute Skyped with Pringle, who told us the details of his ordeal that make this incident controversial.

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