WGN-TV reporter Gaynor Hall was giving a weather update in Shorewood on Saturday night when the brazen creep suddenly ran into the frame, grasped her shoulders and shouted the obscene phrase, footage shows.
Shorewood Police nabbed 20-year-old Eric Farina in connection with the incident on Sunday. He was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, the local Chicago outlet reported.
“Farina grabbed the reporter around her shoulders and uttered a profane and disturbing statement,” cops said in a statement.
Police said Farina confessed. He was released on a $2,500 recognizance bond.
Following the arrest, Hall wrote a message to her supporters on Facebook, thanking them and saying she was “ok.”
Earlier, she had addressed the man directly in a post, writing: “It was not funny.”
“You violated my personal space. You grabbed me. You scared me. Was it worth it?”