Friday, March 16, 2012

WPLG Reporter Bob Norman assaulted

Okay, let's go over this one more time for those of you who may not have gotten the memo.

It's not against the law to take pictures or videotape on a public street.

To be more specific, if Bob Norman from WPLG shows up and starts shooting video at the Sun Recycling plant in Pompano Beach where you just happen to be a foreman, you can't stop him if he's not on your property.

Furthermore, it's not advisable to get into a scuffle with Norman, who looks like he might be 6'2" or 6'3".

But, if you do opt to get physical with Norman and he gets the best of you; don't steal his microphone.

(NOTE: TV reporters are ALWAYS accompanied by videographers who tape everything and then put it on the air so that everyone can see what an ass you are. Also, in most places, video of someone stealing something is called "evidence.")

And finally, if you are that recycling plant foreman who has just committed assault and theft, DO NOT - REPEAT - DO NOT CALL THE POLICE ON YOURSELF!

But, that's what happened Tuesday.

According to Norman, when he showed up at the recycling plant to shoot some video, a foreman confronted him and said "[you're] not allowed to "take pictures" of the plant. I asked him why, he said, "Because I said so."

Norman will have the entire story - along with more riveting fight video - tonight at 11pm on Channel 10.

Until then, you'll just have to make do with this slide show.

Norman does report that he didn't press charges against the foreman. Maybe he was in a magnanimous mood.

Last month, Jose Lambiet reported that Norman narrowly escaped a "misdemeanor trespassing charge in connection with an on-the-job incident" after "Norman allegedly entered without permission a Parkland horse-farm that’s the target of a lawsuit from neighbors."

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