VIDEO: Fake Mascot Photobombs WXIA Live Shot

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By Andrew Gauthier Comment

While covering the recent ACC men’s basketball tournament, Atlanta NBC-affiliate WXIA invited some team mascots into its studio, but an unofficial mascot–a skunk–showed up unannounced.

It was eventually revealed that traffic reporter John Gerard, aka “Commuter Dude,” had rented a skunk costume to surprise his morning colleagues.