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Local Philly Fox Reporter Attacked During Live Broadcast

"bizarre animal cruelty case involving a naked man and an Iguana"

I'm about to give you one of the best opening paragraphs in local reporting that I've seen in a long time. It's from Fox29 in Philadelphia:

Fox 29 reporter Chris O’Connell and video journalist Dave Edwards are OK after they were attacked on live TV by the son of a man charged in a bizarre animal cruelty case involving a naked man and an Iguana.

"Attacked on live TV," check. "Bizarre animal cruelty case," check. "Involving a naked man and an Iguana," definitely a check. Oh, and video of it all, check. Yes, it's confirmed, we have all the elements for a nutty local news story.

It all happened after O’Connell and Edwards were doing a live report for the 10 o'clock news. They were at the scene of a house that had been earlier raided by police after the owner was found naked outside and police spotted a dead iguana. That gave them probable cause to search the home, and when they did they found several dead dogs and a 4-foot live alligator.

During the live broadcast about the story, a man lunged at O’Connell. Edwards then stepped in to try and restrain him:

O'Connell said the man who lunged at him was the suspect's son:

Fox 29 Reporter Attacked During Live Report:

Police arrested him and he's expected to face charges of assault and resisting arrest.

One last thing…
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