He grabbed his video camera and ran outside to witness a police chase with the object of the chase going around in circles, with cops in hot pursuit, for the better part of an hour...all right outside his house.
That hour apparently gave Lee "ample time to run back inside his house, turn on this television set and record [the news] clip."
With his camera, Lee then videotaped the police chase news clip off his TV before panning over to the actual chase taking place outside his window.
The result: Instant YouTube classic.
H/T: Carlos Miller