WATCH: Man arrested after destroying WLFI camera

Little did George know, the camera was rolling the entire time.

Posted: Jun 27, 2019 11:39 AM
Updated: Jun 27, 2019 12:43 PM

DANVILLE, Ill. (WLFI) — What a News 18 crew thought was going to be a typical day on the job, turned into a smashed camera and a man behind bars.

News 18 reporter Anna Darling and photojournalist Brandon Fulk were in Danville, Illinois Wednesday covering a story on the legalization of marijuana in the state, and its effects on Indiana law enforcement. 


George Papoutis via Vermilion County (IL) Jail

During an interview with a liquor store owner, two customers walked into the store. 

George Papoutsis was arrested for what happened next.

Little did George know, the camera was rolling the entire time.

Police caught him soon after, and he admitted to what he did. Papoutis is facing a preliminary charge of criminal damage.

You can watch the video above. 

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