Sunday, February 20, 2011

Caught on Camera: Angry mob attacks Sacramento news crew after murder

An angry mob attacks a Sacramento based news crew. The group of an people were attending an impromptu memorial service and beat up a two employees of a Sacramento Fox affiliated television station today.

The attack occurred outside the Natomas IHOP restaurant near the intersection of Del Paso Road and Interstate 5. That was the location of a murder that occurred the day before. Two men got into a fight inside the IHOP. They took the fight out side where a 27 year old man was shot to death.

The group of those mourners jumped the two person crew. They punched the reporter in the face and dragged the photographer to the ground and kicked her. The news crew suffered scrapes and bruises but was not seriously hurt.

via From the Capitol | Angry mob attacks Sacramento news crew.

FOX40's John Lobertini and Rebecca Little were attacked.  Reader comment:
wow what a bunch of losers. Their friend is in a gun fight then they attack the news crew including a women. Go away scum we don’t want you in our community.

More on the murder:
SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Police are investigating a late night murder outside a Natomas area IHOP.

Police say the homicide stemmed from an argument inside the restaurant on the 2900 block of Advantage Way early Sunday morning. The confrontation spilled into the parking lot, where it turned deadly.

Officers responded to the scene around 2:45 a.m. and found a 27-year-old male who had been shot. He was declared dead at the scene.

Police say they have identified two suspects based on their preliminary investigation. They are described as black males in their 20's, between 5'8-5'10".

Sacramento Police urges anyone with information about the crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES).


... When FOX40 reporter John Lobertini and photojournalist Rebecca Little approached around 4 p.m.  to see if anyone wanted to talk about what happened, they were attacked. Several people pulled Little to the ground by her hair and kicked her in the face. Then, Lobertini was attacked. "I was punched on the side of my face," said Lobertini, "but it was a situation where I was trying to fight off 6 or 7 or 8 people, I can't even count them."

He says he was able to hold them off long enough so Little could get up and they could backpedal down the sidewalk.

via Fox40

This is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen. I had a friend who was a cameraman for a news station and those cameras are much higher resolution that you are seeing here.  Identifying every person will be no problem.  I'd expect some arrests soon, especially the women in green who says "boom" as she kicks Rebecca Little in the face ... and whoever punched John Lobertini, seems from the video like it was the large woman in white or the guy in purple who grabbed the camera.

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