The extraordinary moment when a TV reporter was forced to stop a live broadcast after learning that his home had been burglarized as he entered the airwaves.
Alejandro Pueblas, an Argentinian, was to update a studio host on the search for Lucho (a missing dog) that disappeared in August.
Instead, the viewers saw anguished journalists telling TV bosses that he had to abandon his microphone in order to rush to his home because his house was being broken into.
Alejandro works as a journalist for Cronica HD.
They broke a window. We are sorry, but we have to leave. There are people in my house. They are ripping it apart.
Argentinian reporter Alejandro Pueblas had been set to provide an update to a studio presenter on his search for a dog who had disappeared in August when he received the news that his home in the province of Buenos Aires was being burgled
Esteban Trebucq was asked by a studio host if there were any things he could do for Alejandro. Alejandro gave him his address, and pleaded: “I need to have a police car sent there immediately.”
He apologized once more for his inability to complete the report and added, “Really sorry about that dog.”
The burglary victim was able to get his microphone back just over an hour later, this time from Los Hornos (30 miles south-east of La Plata) to document the extent of the damage done by the intruder.
He said that viewers were used to listening to his reports on other victims of daily crimes affecting Argentinians. As he admitted to his partner’s death, he joked: ‘I was always joking that I would be telling my story one day. But I never thought something like this would happen to me.
This happens to so many Argentinians. It happens to many Argentinians when they go home, and find someone who has done the same thing.
As he showed where the intruder had broken two windows and forced his entry, he began to cry. It is my home. This is what I found when I returned home.
“Money is gone, TV has been removed from socket and things belonging to my child have been stolen.
“The bedroom looks as if a bomb has gone off inside it.”
The reporter panicked and handed the microphone to the camera crew. He then asked for assistance from the police.
“Fortunately my daughter was not in the room at that time, and she was there with her mom.
It’s a feeling of being violated when you’re at work or watching on television that someone has broken into your house.
While no arrests have been made yet, it is believed that police possess CCTV footage showing the location of the man in question.
Alejandro has asked his colleagues to organize a fundraising effort so that they can replace items stolen.
A February sports reporter was robbed as he tried to get on-air.
Pueblas apologized to the camera and turned around to go home. His partner’s savings were gone when he reached his home.
Outside the Stadium of Barcelona Sporting Club, Diego Ordinola was threatened with a gun and had his phone taken by a suspect.
He was the cameraman and he recorded the brutal scene. The armed robber fled to his waiting motorcycle, before he handed over his cell phone.
Diego posted the video of the incident, which he was doing for DirecTVSports. He said: ‘We cannot even work in peace.
In broad daylight, the holdup took place in front of Barcelona’s Monumental Stadium located in Guayaquil.