TV reporter, crew robbed ahead of live broadcast, video goes viral
In a shocking incident, a TV reporter along with his crew was robbed at gunpoint as he was about to go live to report from outside a football stadium in Ecuador.
Footage of the incident was captured by a cameraman, who was accompanying the reporter, and later went viral after being shared on social media.
According to reports, Diego Ordinola, a reporter for DIRECTV Sports, was confronted by a man holding a gun outside the Estadio Monumental in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city.
Ni siquiera podemos trabajar tranquilos, esto ocurrió a las 13:00 de hoy en las afueras del Estadio Monumental.
La @PoliciaEcuador se comprometió a dar con estos delincuentes. #Inseguridad pic.twitter.com/OE2KybP0Od
— Diego Ordinola (@Diegordinola) February 12, 2021
Ordinola, who shared the scary video of the brazen gun-waving robber tweeted the footage, writing alongside: “We can’t even work quietly, this happened at 1:00 pm today outside the Monumental Stadium. The Policía Nacional del Ecuador promised to find these criminals.”
“Telephone!” the armed robber demanded, pointing the gun at Ordinola. He then snatched a mobile phone from another member of the reporting team and ran away.
The thief, who was wearing a surgical mask, ran away after the mugging bid as Ordinola and his cameraman followed him and captured him on camera as he fled on the back of a motorbike along with another accomplice.