Fox 4 Freaked Out About a "Gruesome" Rat While Reporting on a Deadly Car Crash
Journalism is dangerous work. One never knows who -- or what -- one might encounter. In the case of Fox 4's Latoya Silmon, it was a rodent.
She described her reaction on Facebook:
Omg just screamed to the top if my lungs!!! A rat just crawled by us. We are on the side of i30 at east chase. Yikes!!!
Silmon posted this a few minutes before reporting that three people -- two adults and an infant -- had been killed in a car wreck a few steps away. Maybe it seemed at the time like a bad crash but not fatal.
But Fox 4 very much knew that three people were dead, and that a 41-year-old man had been arrested for intoxication, when it posted a video of her reaction on Facebook, describing it as "[t]he gruesome 'rat' horror that Latoya Silmon FOX 4 had to deal during her live shot."
Never fear. Silmon made it through the ordeal with only minor emotional scarring.
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