An arrest warrant has been issued for Benjamin Eugene Dagley from Wooster, Ohio who thought it would be a good idea to accost NBC’s Shaquille Brewster while he was filming a live shot from Gulfport, Miss. in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida:
The Gulfport Police Department in Mississippi has identified the suspect as Benjamin Eugene Dagley of Wooster, Ohio https://t.co/W5dyyDtjp7
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) August 31, 2021
Watch for yourself:
Things got very hairy for NBC News reporter Shaquille Brewster during a live Hurricane Ida report from Gulfport, MS.
Some guy jumps out of a pickup truck and angrily confronts Brewster's crew, prompting a shaken Craig Melvin to express extreme concern for his colleague. pic.twitter.com/v1tYnUsqTj
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 30, 2021
The camera cut off as the two faced-off but Brewster wasn’t injured during the incident:
Appreciate the concern guys. The team and I are all good!
— Shaquille Brewster (@shaqbrewster) August 30, 2021
Dagley, however, is on probation for another offense:
— WLBT 3 On Your Side (@WLBT) August 31, 2021
And one of the conditions of his probation was that he was not supposed to travel:
Benjamin Eugene Dagley is a resident of Wooster, Ohio, about an hour south of Cleveland. Dagley is on probation for a previous charge in Cuyahoga County, and one of the conditions his probation included travel restrictions, according to police. @cleveland19news #BreakingNews https://t.co/TALqKBABVK
— Chris Frye (@cfryenewsguy) August 31, 2021