Date: 21st November 2000

Fox Newsman Arrested After Encounter With Freelancer

Meanwhile, it was reported that Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith was arrested at a Tallahassee courthouse Friday after airing a live report. Witnesses say that Smith had driven onto the parking lot at the courthouse to find the only open parking space blocked by freelance journalist Maureen Walsh, who had placed a traffic cone in the spot. When Smith demanded that she remove the cone, Walsh reportedly refused and blocked the spot with her own body. Witnesses said that Smith then drove into the parking place anyway, knocking Walsh over. She was later treated for bruises on her legs, then called police.

Source: Studio Briefing