WPEC Wrongly Identifies WPTV Chief Photog as ATM Thief

By Kevin Eck 

West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC mistakenly identified WPTV chief photographer Eric Pasquarelli as an ATM bandit in its news open.

“Breaking news,” said WPEC anchor Eric Roby at the start of the Noon news as Pasquarelli walked into the shot. “The accused thief targeting the elderly at area ATMs just walked in front of our cameras, being taken away by police.”


The station got the story right, but not before Pasquarelli’s Facebook friends gave him a hard time. “Can’t believe Eric Pasquarelli is the ATM thief!!!” wrote one of his friends. “I can’t stop laughing!!! The audio is fantastic!!!”