The man popped on camera and planted a kiss on reporter’s cheek.
Live reporting gaffe is something which is quite common these days.
Recently, a TV reporter was kissed by a stranger during a live broadcast at a music festival in the US’ Kentucky.
WAVE-TV reporter Sarah Rivest was outside the Kentucky Exposition Centre doing a live segment when the man drew close behind the reporter. He then gestured to plant a spank on the reporter and left the spot.
After that, the man popped on camera and planted a kiss on reporter’s cheek.
Not prepared of this action, the reporter said, “OK, that was not appropriate.” But as quickly as possible she went back to reporting.
After she finished off with the story, WAVE anchor John Boel asked her if she was OK. Boel also mentioned that a police officer is near the shot, To which, Rivest replied that she ‘might need some help’.
Later, Louisville Metro Police identified the man as Eric Goodman. He was charged with harassment with physical contact, according to a police spokesman.
Meanwhile, Rivest confirmed the news on Twitter Thursday, saying that Goodman wrote her an apology letter.
Before the man was identified, Rivest shared a video clip from the incident, with a caption, “Hey mister, here’s your 3 seconds of fame. How about you not touch me? Thanks!!”
Hey mister, here’s your 3 seconds of fame. How about you not touch me? Thanks!! pic.twitter.com/5O44fu4i7y— Sara Rivest (@SRivestWAVE3) September 20, 2019