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TV reporter’s camera stolen during an interview about thefts, California cops say

By Don Sweeney March 04, 2021 08:25 AM

Doing an interview for a news story on car burglaries plaguing a San Francisco neighborhood, television reporter Don Ford spotted three men jump from a white luxury sedan.

“One had a gun and put it in my face and said, ‘We’re taking the camera,’” Ford, a KPIX reporter, told the station. “My whole thought at the moment was, ‘Be calm.’ Let’s not get this guy excited. He’s got the gun. I don’t.”

The robbers took the TV camera and fled in the incident at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday in the city’s Twin Peaks neighborhood, The Mercury News reported.

On Tuesday, police arrested Ronald Whitten, 34, on suspicion of the robbery, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Ford had been preparing to conduct an interview with a resident on a rash of vehicle burglaries in the neighborhood, the publication previously reported.

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