Mailman Takes On Batman, Wins

Mailman Takes On Batman, Wins

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Published October 18, 2016

One letter carrier in Hólmavík refuses to let Hollywood tell him what to do.

Vísir reports that Jón Halldórsson, a letter carrier whose route includes the northwest Iceland village of Djúpavík, was greeted by crew of the private security firm Securitas about one kilometre outside of Djúpavík. These security personnel told him that all photo and video taking in the village was strictly prohibited. As reported, scenes for the new Batman movie were being film on location there.

Unbowed, Jón climbed a nearby mountain and took photos of the village, showing numerous cast and crew facilities. Shortly thereafter, Jón reportedly received a phone call from the head of security on the set, who demanded the photos be taken down – which Jón refused to do.

Hannes Leifsson, the assistant shift manager for the police in Hólmavík, told reporters that private security actually have no authority to forbid photography within the entire village, although private landowners can make such demands.

While Hannes believes Jón is “ruining it for everybody” by taking his position, there is legally nothing that can be done to prevent someone from taking photographs of the set, provided it is in a public space. As such, Jón’s photographs remain on his blog.


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