TV reporter crushes skateboarder in Tampa

TV field reporters are constantly told by their producers to avoid becoming part of the story. Those same producers, of course, are the ones who send their on camera talent into the eye of a hurricanes for sake of getting the money shot. “OK, perfect, now go stand by that puddle and just watch for out flying debris–and can you take off the hat?”

Well Charley Belcher of Fox’s Channel 13 in Tampa, Fla., got such an assignment when he was asked to cover the buzz surrounding the Skate Park at Tampa, one of the country’s most hallowed hangouts for skate rats. It was only a matter of time before Charley got a little too close to the swirling mass of flying bodies and boards. The result? Well, let’s just say the tone of his story was impacted just a tad…