“I’m leaving the studio right now,” WXIN meteorologist Jim O’Brien shouted at his “Fox59 Morning News” colleague Ray Cortopassi, as the anchor taunted him with a giant tarantula on-air Thursday. “I’m not kidding!”
After a segment with an exotic animal expert, Cortopassi tormented O’Brien with the spider, causing the arachnophobic weathercaster to cut his forecast short and head for the door (video above).
“Looks like I made it big…lol,” O’Brien wrote on his Facebook page about his now-notorious meltdown, “nothing like making national news because of my fear for spiders! New high or new low?”[h/t Buzzfeed]