TV reporter caught on video getting punched in the faceBy Mason White 5:47 AM February 5, 2013
|Reporter gets punched in the face|
By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A TV reporter learned the hard way that he does not have automatic access to private property, according to video uploaded to the internet.
The Atlanta, Georgia, television reporter was sucker punched in the face while trying to interview a man about a tax preparation business he runs out of a questionable used car shop.
The reporter was on the trail of 43-year-old Richard Wilder, who stole tax refunds of at least 32 people, according to a police report in Georgia.
An undercover reporter posed as a customer in the business of Wilder, EZ Auto Sales in Gainesville. When making a sales pitch for a vehicle, Wilder was caught on a hidden camera offering his tax preparation services.
“If you have, like, your last receipt of payment from the other company and the second company you work for, I can calculate the taxes out of that,” Wilder said on hidden camera.
Wilder is not licensed to sell used cars or prepare taxes in the state of Georgia.
“Your son is facing pretty serious felony charges and you seem to be back in business now in a new place where people do not know,” the reporter told Wilder.
But this time, his line of questioning ends with a hard punch to the face. The punch hits the reporter and his microphone to the ground.