(CBS ATLANTA) – Investigative reporter Jeff Chirico took a blow to the chin while investigating a businessman charged with stealing customers’ tax refunds. A CBS Atlanta News undercover investigation found Richard Wilder, 43, of Braselton, operating a new business in Gainesville weeks after he was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in September. Shortly after questioning Wilder, Chirico was approached by a man who called himself Donald Wilder, Richard Wilder’s father. As Chirico asked him questions about the business, Donald Wilder turned and punched Chirico in the chin, knocking him to the ground.
I don’t care what this guy did, I’m on his side. Sold used cars without a license or stole money from his clients tax returns or whatever, I don’t give a shit. Sometimes you just want to root for the bad guy. I’ll support an old redneck over some shrimp reporter pussy every day of the week. I don’t even think what he did should be illegal. If you’re gonna follow a guy around, pestering him and nipping at his heels then eventually you’re gonna get punched in the face. It’s called playground justice. Maybe if Jeff had spent a little less time playing paddy cake at recess he would’ve learned that and it would take more than an arthritic hand to crumble him like an Acme anvil just fell on his head.
Ps – those first 8 seconds were potentially the cockiest 8 seconds ever recorded.