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Valley News Live pursues charges after man says 'f*** the media,' vandalizes car

The incident happened as reporter Joshua Peguero was preparing to do a liveshot Tuesday.
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Valley News Live is pursuing criminal charges against a man that allegedly vandalized one of the outlet’s vehicles.

The Fargo-based TV station said reporter Joshua Peguero was preparing for a live shot around 4 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 2nd Avenue North and 28th Street North in Moorhead.

A man allegedly approached Peguero and made several abusive statements, among them "f*** the media."

The man then proceeded to take an object from a parked truck and smashed the windshield of the outlet’s vehicle. According to Valley News Live’s story, the man has been arrested by the Moorhead Police Department.

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Valley News Live intends to pursue criminal charges against the individual.

Station reporter Bailey Hurley also spoke about the incident on Twitter.

“THIS is why reporters don’t engage w/ people who try to talk to us on the street.,” Hurley wrote. “Also why I refuse to ever acknowledge anyone who honks at me or tries to chat at a stoplight. We don’t know your intentions and most importantly, WE JUST WANT TO DO OUR JOBS IN PEACE!”

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