This Reporter’s Butt Was Slapped On Live TV And It Went Viral: The Runner Who Did It Was Just Arrested

Alex Bozarjian is a reporter for WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia.

She recently covered the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run on December 7th and got quite a shock on-air.

As runners flew by and Alex stood on live TV with a microphone, one man ran past and slapped her on her butt.

On live TV.

Twitter; Alex can’t hide her shock in the above photo after a man runs by and slaps her

Alex couldn’t help but look shocked on-air as it happened, but she recovered beautifully to go on and finish her broadcast.

The footage of what occurred out there on the bridge pretty much went viral shortly after.

She later took to Twitter to share her feelings on what happened at the run, and the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run organizer promised to help find the man who did this.

“To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better,” Alex said on Twitter.

Twitter; pictured above is Alex’s tweet about the incident

Alex did go to the police to report what happened to her, and the man has just been arrested: 43-year-old Thomas Callaway.

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office; pictured above is Thomas in his mugshot

He recently did an interview with Inside Edition, trying to explain why he did it, mentioning he was “caught up in the moment.”

“I was getting ready to bring my hands up and wave to the camera to the audience, there was a misjudge in character and decision-making,” he told Inside Edition.

“I touched her back. I did not know exactly where I touched her.”

Thomas also went on to say he agreed with Alex and what she said on Twitter, “the two most important words were her last two words, ‘do better.’ And that’s my intention.”

As of right now, Thomas has been charged with battery and could spend up to a year in jail.

What do you think about all this? Let me know in the comments below.

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