File the following under: Stuff not to do. A man pointed a gun at a local news reporter during a live report Wednesday and the New York Police department is searching for the suspect, which shouldn’t be difficult because the incident was caught on camera.
While WNBC reporter Michael George was reporting on the manslaughter trial of NYPD officer Peter Liang in front of a Brooklyn courthouse, a man off-screen pointed what appears to be a gun at the reporter and said “Give me all your money! Give me all your money!” as he smiles while walking into the frame and waving his firearm around, according to Mediaite.
Watch courtesy of NBC News:
In August of last year, two television journalists in Bridgewater, Virginia were fatally shot on the air during a live television interview, but remember, America does not have a gun problem.
The alarming incident which just occurred in New York could have played out differently with tragic consequences.
The suspect is now wanted for menacing following the guncident. The screengrabs and video of the man are pretty clear so hopefully he’ll be in custody soon. He portrays yet another person on the street who should not be in possession of a firearm. We can’t help but wonder how the National Rifle Association views this incident. Was the gun harmed?
Or, if the reporter had a gun, he could have defended himself live on-the-air, because freedom. USA! USA! USA!
Those who recognize him are encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish.
Meanwhile, the armed militants in Oregon have not been taken into custody yet as they await the arrival of Michele Fiore and Rev. Franklin Graham first, otherwise, they refuse to come out without their firearms. But again, we do not have a gun problem in America, said every gun enthusiast ever.
Image: Screengrabs courtesy of NBC. .