Man Arrested for Yelling FHRITP

It's all fun and games until the cops arrest you....

A 27-year-old Newfoundland man has been charged for yelling a sexually explicit phrase at a TV Reporter who was conducting an interview.

The Reporter went to police with the complaint because she said she has had enough of being harassed with the vulgar comments.

NTV Reporter Heather Gillis was interviewing a city councillor at a St. John’s landfill on Monday when a grey truck drove by and one of two men inside allegedly called out a phrase FHRITP. 

“I’m fed up — I’m tired of it,” Gillis said. “No one should have to endure that while they’re working. I’m a professional and I was humiliated interviewing a politician. It’s time for it to stop.”

Gillis managed to snap a picture of the truck, capturing the licence plate, which she posted on Twitter with the comment that she was “publicly shaming” the driver. By midday Tuesday, it had been retweeted 380 times and was trending across Canada.

Police saw the post and encouraged Gillis to contact them, responding with the tweet: “Being a loser may not be criminal, but Causing a Disturbance, (section) 175 of the Criminal Code is.”