Justin Moore, 20, was charged with assault for shoving a news reporter and screaming into the microphone during a live report last week. [...]
A North Carolina man is facing assault charges for bum rushing a news reporter on live TV, grabbing her microphone and shouting the n-word into the camera.
WMBF-TV reporter Ashley Taylor was giving a live report about crime rates in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday when Justin Moore, 20, of Charlotte, rushed in front of the camera, snatched her microphone and shouted, "I'm that n-----!"
The broadcast quickly ended, and Moore, was arrested just a few moments later, WMBF reported.
Moore was charged with third degree assault and battery, and released from jail Thursday afternoon on $1,400 bond.
Taylor was not hurt and returned to work on Thursday, the station said.
In a follow up report, Taylor said the incident taught her to be better aware of her surroundings and the importance of victim's advocates.