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FHRITP: Calgary Police Charge Man With Stunting For Shouting Vulgar Phrase

05/14/2015 07:37 EDT | Updated 05/14/2016 05:59 EDT
Calgary police have charged a man who they believe yelled a vulgar phrase at a CBC reporter while she was doing an interview in April.

Meghan Grant was working on a story about bad behaviour along the Red Mile — a strip of 17th Avenue that is popular among Flames fans during the NHL playoffs — when someone in a truck pulled up behind the camera and yelled "f--k her right in the p---y."

Reporters, including many CBC journalists, have become the targets of this vulgar phenomenon during live taping over the past few months. 

The man accused of yelling at Grant was issued a summons: a fine of $402, or he can choose to go to trial to fight the ticket.

He was charged under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act for stunting. 

Stunting is under the "prohibited operation of vehicles" section, and is described as performing or engaging in any stunt or other activity that is likely to distract, startle or interfere with users of the roadway.

The investigating officer said the man was apologetic and embarrassed, although he has not apologized to the reporter. 

He was the passenger in the truck at the time of the alleged offence.

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