Man accused of lying to police about TV ambush

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — An 18-year-old man who grabbed a television reporter’s arm and yelled obscenities during a live broadcast has been charged with lying to police about the encounter.

The Times-Tribune reports ( former Lackawanna College student Tyrone Parker is charged with falsifying reports after police say he denied involvement — and then admitted to it.

During the Thursday news report, a man ran up to WNEP’s Stacy Lange and yelled a profane phrase that’s been used periodically by people ambushing television reporters over the past year.

Unflustered, Lange continued with her report about Scranton’s budget.

Court records with information on Parker’s lawyer weren’t immediately available Friday.


Information from: The Times-Tribune,