Man Carrying 'Pot Plant' Destroys TV Report on Cannabis Bust

TV news is usually rubbish. Even in a fast-paced, constantly evolving news cycle, it usually results in the cameras arriving to cover an event ages after everything interesting has already happened, parking themselves outside of an aftermath and vainly attempting to bring the drama of an event that they missed to life. Sometimes, though, they stumble on absolute gold.

There was Guy Goma, the man invited in for a job interview at the BBC and then mistakenly stuck in front of the cameras and presented as an expert on technology.

There was Robert Kelly, the South Korean politics expert whose interview was invaded by his own kids running into the back of the shot.

You can add Cameron Tucker to that illustrious list. He is a humble local news reporter in Kent, but his face has gone around the world today after a cameo in the background of his report on a cannabis bust near Canterbury.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Tucker was delivering a piece to camera about the drug raid when a man walked around the corner behind him carry a large pot plant - no, not that kind of pot, the average, common, totally not illegal house plant kind.

The man notices that he is in the shot and sprints along the road and, of course, only draws further attention to himself.

"Little did their neighbours know that in this quiet pretty little corner of the Kent countryside, the cottage just over my shoulder has been where they had been growing cannabis," says Cameron Tucker to the camera. Little did Cameron know that his TV piece for local channel KMTV was about to go viral all over the world.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

He's not the only person to suffer a similar fate this week.

Just yesterday, Sky News reporter Adele Robinson was filming outside of the Supreme Court in London when a man realised that he was in shot.

Instead of legging it, he stops still, reverses, stops again and then decides that the best plan of action is to just plough on and keep going.

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Mike Wood

Mike Meehall Wood is a freelance journalist and translator. He writes for LADbible, VICE and countless sports publications, focusing on rugby league, football and boxing. He is a graduate of Leeds University and maintains a fizzy pop obsession. Contact Mike at [email protected]

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