by Skinny Dog Jefferson on 20/05/16 at 8:15 am
Phoenix, AZ – (satireworld.com)
A CBS news reporter has been arrested and fired from a TV station after he pooped on a criminal suspect’s front lawn while preparing his report. Jonathan Lowe, a journalist for KPHO in Phoenix, Arizona, was picked up by police Monday on charges of public defecation while on the job.
Lowe was outside the home of a former Arizona State University football player, Patrick Zane Thompson, who allegedly sacrificed his family’s 3 year old white poodle Jingles in order to appease God by putting him in his BBQ smoker.
While Lowe was covering the bizarre story for the station, he made the bizarre decision to relieve himself on the front lawn. The police then arrived and took him away in handcuffs. Despite the arrest he still managed to file his story.
Public urination or defecation in Phoenix is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 or six months in jail.
Goodyear Police Department spokeswoman Lara Kurtis told the Phoenix New Times: ‘Lowe chose to use the front yard of a residence to relieve himself and left a pretty good-sized dump.’ ‘An onlooker from across the street called it in to officers. They approached him, he said he’d had to relieve himself, and they arrested him on the spot.’
CBS-affiliate KPHO then fired him. All of his social media accounts have since been deleted.
The incident was discussed in an editorial meeting informing staffers of what happened, according to the New Times.
An employee who asked not to be named says Lowe has the reputation of being ‘a good reporter,’ and that it was ‘sad, but was just probably looking for a good scoop.’