A scary moment for a news crew from WPIX in New York.
Yesterday, an unhinged man pulled open the back door of a WPIX news van and slapped the cell phone out of a reporter’s hand in Queens.
He then man a run at them with his car.
Cristian Benavides and Ken Evesroff were covering a fatal fire in Queens for the news station Wednesday night when on a break, they stopped at a McDonald’s on Suthpin and Linden Blvds. at 10 p.m., sources said.
The man walked up to the back of the van and pulled open the back door, while a startled Benavides recorded him with his cell phone camera, sources said.
Police said Thursday morning that Benavides filed a harassment report, and cops are looking for the man.
Benavides posted the video to his social media:
So as @NYNEWSGUY and I are wrapping up our story a man starts yelling, I pull out my phone just I case, he opens the door of our news van, knocks phone out of my hand. When I go to pick up the phone the man gets in his vehicle and drives towards us. Luckily we are ok. pic.twitter.com/kbS6X9isnw— Cristian Benavides (@cbenavidesTV) January 24, 2019
H/T NY Daily News