St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Paul Hampel is reporting that a member of the media has had his or her Prius carjacked somewhere in Ferguson. What follows are unconfirmed tweets, some sourced from police scanners, but they do seem to back up the story.
These tweets by Getty photographer Marcus DiPaola might or might not be related, but they do mention the Michael Brown memorial on Canfield Drive.
Also reported: the sound of shots fired on Canfield Drive.
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Update: The Riverfront Times has more information about the crime reported at the Michael Brown memorial site. Jessica Lussenhop writes:
Emily Molli, a freelancer filing for Chinese network Xinhua News Agency, said she was standing behind the camera while her colleague Marcus DiPaola was filming. She said she saw a large group of young men wearing masks and carrying guns walk towards them.
…The reporters managed to make it inside the vehicle before the group caught up and began smashing the windows.
“One guy pulled [the car door] back open, got a gun out of his backpack and pointed it at my head. He tells me to get out of the car and give me the keys,” said Molli. “That’s what I did.”
“Fifteen to twenty males followed us with guns and hammers out,” confirmed DiPaola. “Every single one of them had masks on.”