WPLG Crew Threatened, Equipment Damaged by Knife Wielding Man

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WPLG Local 10 News

WPLG reporter Ross Palombo and a photographer Shane Walker had a bit of a scare last night while getting ready to go live on Local 10 News at 11. They had set up their live shot right in front of the gated house, on a public street, of a homeowner who had allegedly failed to pay his taxes on time and who became very agitated when he saw the TV crew in front of his house.

It was all caught on camera as the man walked out and threatened Palombo and Walker

Homeowner: I’m gonna ask you to take the camera off me once.
Palombo: Are you threatening me?
Homeowner: I am promising you, that I will rip that thing off your shoulder so quick and beat you down with it.

According to the arrest report Louis Paolino pointed a knife at photojournalist Shane Walker and “threatened to cut his throat”. On camera Paolino can be seen damaging equipment with the knife – hitting the spot lights while they were still powered (!) and cutting the camera cables.

Police made no arrests at the time of the incident but Paolino arrived with his lawyer this morning at Fort Lauderdale Police Deparment to turn himself in. He taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and grand theft. Damage was estimated to be in excess of $1,400

Check out the video WPLG aired this morning:
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8 COMMENTS

  1. Wow! If the guy only knew how few people still watch news on this station he would not even bothered coming out of the house.

  2. Channel 10 has improved on their newscast. Did you notice the new music? after twenty years the one and only music has officially retired! I really like that theme and going to miss it but the new music is more miami/south beach which is good. All they need now is a new set and graphics. Like Betty Davis too she has the personality and shows realness with her viewers. Forget about comparing her with Trent this lady knows how to deliver a forecast and is professional. STOP WITH THE HATE!!! So far so good with the changes. They are the best team in this market very strong reporting like wsbtv in atlanta. And impressed with Ross and the new investigates team!

    • Local 10 is like a Hostess Twinkie, pretty, sweet and fluffy, full of sugar and cream, carbs and fat. No substance or nutritional value.

    • The music doesn’t fit, the graphics doesn’t fit. Yes it fits Miami, but it doesnt fit the reality of everyone else. It just feels off.

    • SOUTH FLORIDA must be Betty Davis. She is the only one who thinks ” she has the personality and shows realness with her viewers. Forget about comparing her with Trent this lady knows how to deliver a forecast and is professional.” Trent Aric dances circles around you and your goofiness. He is a true professional weathercaster that many have trusted for years.

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