(PatrioticPost.com)- While giving a live update on Hurricane Ida from Gulfport, Mississippi on Monday, MSNBC reporter Shaquille Brewster was accosted by an angry man who began shouting at him, telling him to “report accurately.”
Brewster was speaking with MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin when in the background a white pickup truck pulled up and a man started sprinting toward Brewster and his camera crew.
Brewster shifted positions to get the man out of camera-shot, but the man continued shouting. Eventually Brewster gave up and told Melvin that he needed to cut the segment short.
Host Craig Melvin took to Twitter after the incident calling it “beyond unacceptable and disgusting.” Seems a tad dramatic. It isn’t as if the man physically attacked Brewster or his crew. He just shouted at them. And while that might have been irritating and inconvenient and the man a jerk, what he did is hardly “beyond unacceptable.”
After social media fans of MSNBC offered harried words of concern for Brewster, he tweeted out his thanks for their concern, adding “The team and I are all good!” In other words, the group of people from MSNBC survived their harrowing encounter with an obnoxious heckler.
But now this heckler is facing arrest.
The Gulfport Police Department sent out a press release asking the public to help identify the man. And the public did so. He was later identified as Benjamin Eugene Dagley of Wooster, Ohio.
Dagley is on probation for an incident in Ohio, though Gulfport police did not specify what the probation was for. But according to Cleveland.com, Dagley’s probation may be related to the 2017 charges Dagley faced for allegedly drilling holes in the tanks containing toxic chemicals at a business he once owned.
Gulfport police have issued warrants for Dagley’s arrest on the charges of two counts of simple assault, one count of disturbing the peace and one count of violating an emergency curfew.
Additionally, Gulfport police said that by traveling from Ohio to Mississippi, Dagley may have violated the terms of his probation.
Police say they believe Dagley is no longer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.