Lou Raguse, a reporter for Buffalo CBS affiliate WIVB, found himself the target of a pair of men on trial for bullying a man who has Tourette syndrome.
The men are accused of stalking a Dunkirk man named Mikey Gonzales. “When aggravated, Mikey makes noises and uncontrollably slaps himself in the face,” said the station’s website. “Years of bullying has caused Mikey to hit himself so many times he lost sight in one eye.” The pair of suspects are accused of aggravating Mikey, videotaping his outbursts, then posting the video to youtube.
Raguse was standing outside the courthouse as the men left their arraignment. When the WIVB reporter first began asking the two suspects if they were going to fight the charges, he lost his microphone in a scuffle. Then later, one of the men charged Raguse and shoved him into a light pole. You can watch the report after the jump.
Raguse told TVSpy, he received a scrape and a bruise on his arm where he was pushed. “Police were just around the corner and intervened after he pushed me,” Raguse added. “But most importantly, Mikey Gonzalez hasn’t been bullied since we aired our original special report.”
Here is the report from Raguse.