LISTEN: Sports Radio Caller Flips Out After Getting Pulled Over By the Cops While On the Air
My man here gets pulled over by the cops because he’s on the phone with Mike Francesa while driving.
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) December 12, 2018
New York sports fans have been buzzing, for the past 48 hours, over the rumored prospect of star New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard being shipped across town to the Yankees in a trade. (Side note: This reporter will disavow his lifelong Mets fandom should the team go through with such a foolish proposal.) One sports radio listener wanted to weigh in on the prospective deal so badly that he risked running afoul of the law to do so — and it cost him.
A caller who identified himself as “Zack in Astoria” phoned in to WFAN Tuesday to speak with longtime New York sports radio don Mike Francesa. Zack, evidently, had a burning desire to weigh in on the Syndergaard rumors, because he called into the show while driving. Talking on a handheld device while driving in New York is against the law — punishable by a fine ranging from $50 to $200. And it appears as though Zack, based on the audio from his call to Francesa, got nailed.
“There’s a cop behind me,” Zack said — suddenly stopping his point. “There’s a cop — DAMMIT!”
Francesa guffawed, appearing to have little sympathy for Zack.
“You can just see the guy getting pulled over!” Francesa said, laughing. He added, “Officer, I hope you’re a fan of the show. It’s Christmas. Give him a break.”
Come to think of it, Zack identified himself as a Yankees fan. Throw the book at him.
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