News crew has vehicle stolen while reporting on crime wave
A news crew in Albuquerque, New Mexico, gained first-hand experience in covering crime on Friday, when the TV station’s SUV was stolen within sight of its reporters.
Journalists for KOB-TV were preparing to film a segment about the city’s unsafe streets Friday when their vehicle was stolen from a downtown parking lot right before their eyes.
“Our entire news crew out here is a little shaken up,” KOB-TV reporter Kai Porter said during Friday’s broadcast. “Our news car was stolen from this parking lot here at Central and First as we were getting set up for our live shot. Our crew’s OK, we called 911 and reported it to police. But it just goes to show you that really anybody can be impacted by crime down here in this area.”
The station managed to recover the SUV after about 30 minutes without police assistance by tracking an onboard GPS signal, news director Michelle Donaldson told the Albuquerque Journal.