97.3 KIRO is a news radio station in Seattle, Washington that also airs all the of the Seattle Seahawks games. Late last night, a man tried to break into a vehicle outside the radio station....with a mop handle.
Thankfully, surveillance cameras caught the whole debacle, and they were able to get local sportscaster John Curley to offer a dramatic play-by-play of the failed attempt.
Watch all the way through - the best part is about 1:45 in!!
Last night we captured surveillance footage of a vandal trying to break in to one of our employee's vehicles in our parking lot. While the suspect is still at large, we took the liberty to have John Curley give his play-by-play of the incident.— KIRO Radio 97.3 FM🎙 (@KIRORadio) February 1, 2018
Take a listen 🔊 pic.twitter.com/FYQTiJsTDt
Now....here's the questions. IS IT REAL? It's pretty easy to create a fake surveillance video, and it IS pretty ironic that the attempt lasts a total of 2 minutes....which is exactly how long a video on Twitter can be.
That said, KIRO is claiming that they didn't even know about the attempt until an engineer pulled the tapes.
He stayed on the ground for 17 minutes. Then just got up and ran away. We didn't know about it until our engineer reviewed the footage this morning.— KIRO Radio 97.3 FM🎙 (@KIRORadio) February 1, 2018
My question though is, WHY did the engineer pull the tapes this morning? If there was no reason to believe anything exciting happened at the station overnight, why would he/she randomly scour hours of overnight video footage and pull this?
I have questions...but staged or not this video is BRILLIANT...and the internet agrees.
I’m gonna need John Curley to go on ahead & narrate the rest of my life for me lol— Lhorna murray (@LhornaMurray) February 2, 2018
can we nominate this for some kind of Radio award?— Gary Carlo (@GaryACarlo) February 2, 2018
I’ve always thought a man would be the love of my life, too bad this video is....sorry boys.— Kristin (@ummmno21) February 2, 2018
A round of applause to our radio brethren in Seattle for posting a video that we will watch hundreds of times today instead of doing actual, honest to God, work.