For those of you who don't know, I work for an ABC affiliate. Yesterday some local yokel was arrested for setting off an artillery simulator in his backyard. Neighbors reported it as a big explosion, etc. The guy was arrested by the police. Earlier this afternoon, one of our photographers was sent to the street where it happened to get some wallpaper footage of the location. He was on public property (the street) with a video camera, shooting some footage that would be used in the newscast this evening. Then a guy comes out of the house, says a few choice words, points a pistol at the camera (and presumably our photog.) Then he brings the pistol down, racks the slide on it, and yells a few more choice words. All of this was caught on camera. Only a small section of it was used for the actual broadcast. We didn't air the part where he actually pointed the gun or racked the slide. Now, I've hung out with this photog and he's a good guy, and it really hacks me off that some no-shirt-wearing, mullet-encrusted white-trash tool would do something like this.