Friday, October 28, 2011

Peaceful OWS Demonstrator Threatens to Stab Fox 5 Reporter

Just one of those isolated incidents that shouldn't be used to make the rest of these noble protesters look bad. Besides, this guy works for Faux News, so he's got it coming, right?
A protester, angered by the presence of a news crew inside Zuccotti Park Friday morning, threatened to stab Fox 5 News reporter John Huddy.

What has been an otherwise violence-free period during his six weeks covering the Occupy Wall Street movement, took a turn for John Huddy. He explained what happened during Good Day New York:

"This is somebody I've come across several times for the last few days. He threatened to stab me in the throat with a pen. He ripped the mic out of my hand," said Huddy.

"I have a meeting with Bloomberg," said the incoherent protester. The man was soon arrested by the NYPD.
Here's the report from Huddy:


southernsue said...

lost souls.

bad parenting!

RightWingNutter said...

I've often wondered what would happen if an interviewer or cameraman just cold-cocked someone who attacked them. Or broke their wrist, arm, jaw or some equivalent recompense.

If some nut jumped a worker emptying trash containers for example, and wound up nursing some very sore extremities, it would be self defense and tough rocks about that dangling arm. Shouldn't be different for news people.

I'd be willing to consider a paparazzi exception.

bandit said...

In Boston someone from OWS left a cross and a threat note on the doorstep of a police captain - except they went to the house of someone who has the same name. OB is disavowing but who else would be so stupid?