Screenshot from WINK News video

Florida cameraman nearly run over by man upset with reporting

January 5, 2017

While attempting to interview a woman accused of child cruelty in Cape Coral, Florida, cameraman Channing Frampton was nearly run over by an angry neighbor of the woman, who drove his car at Frampton and his colleague, reporter Nicole Valdes.

Frampton and Valdes are journalists at WINK News, a local CBS affiliate in southern Florida.

A video filmed by Frampton that was later broadcast on WINK shows Frampton and Valdes attempting to interview Janet Crappse, the woman at the center of the story, when a man across the street begins yelling and swearing at them. He accuses the journalists of invading his privacy and trespassing, and repeatedly demands that they turn off their cameras and stop interviewing his neighbor. Later in the video, the man can be seen driving his car at high speed toward Frampton and Valdes. 

The car missed Frampton but grazed Valdes, who sustained no injuries.

The man behind the wheel was later arrested.

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