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Ouch! Atlanta Reporter Gets Punched In The Face Live On Air

An investigative reporter for local Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL got more than he bargained for this week when he went into the field to find a business man who had been charged with stealing customers’ tax refunds.

Reporter Jeff Chirico encountered the father of the man he was attempting to investigate, who was not very welcoming of the local news team. The elderly man grabbed Chirico by the collar and made a fist, saying “it only costs 35 bucks to bust this man in the mouth.”

When Chirico tried to enter the man’s property, he found himself getting punched in the face and falling to the ground. The man came after him again, warning, “Don’t you dare attempted to go in my business. You better get your shit and get it gone.”

Chirico, who was not seriously injured, said he would be calling the police “and you’ll be arrested for assault” before the man threatened to punch him again.

Watch video below, via WGCL:

(h/t CBS Atlanta)

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