8 year-old recalls armed robbery
The wife of a robbery victim posted details on the crime on the WMC Action News 5 Facebook page. A producer spotted it and emailed the post to the newsroom staff. The woman was particularly concerned because the robber also pointed a gun at her 8 year-old son. I asked a member of the web team to message the woman to see if she'd talk. She later sent her contact info. I convinced her to do an interview with the understanding that we would not reveal the family's identity. The 8 year-old's interview proved to be the most compelling. His mother also wanted to touch on the issue of crimes against Hispanics.