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News presenter who laughed at 'worst police sketch' immediately sees his reaction backfire

News presenter who laughed at 'worst police sketch' immediately sees his reaction backfire

He laughed at the basic sketch, but was shocked shortly after seeing it

An NBC news reporter couldn't keep it together when he saw a police sketch of a suspect.

In a hilarious moment caught on live TV, a sketch was presented to Ethan Forhetz on air, and his reaction was priceless.

We've all been there before, holding in a laugh because it's inappropriate, or because we're in a place where we shouldn't.

At school, at work, at a family function, you name it and I've probably had to hold my laugh in there.

But live on US television, Forhetz was caught completely off guard when he was presented with the 'professional' sketch done of a suspected criminal.

Covering a story of a man who robbed a store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, back in 2018, he reports that police in the area asked people to be on the lookout for the robber.

Forhetz then reveals that they have actually got a hold of the sketch, and can broadcast it to the public.

He very seriously says: "Can we take that? Let's take his description."

The news reporter comically looked at the camera, not knowing how to react.

The sketch pops up on the screen behind him, to deafening silence as the news presenter stares at the screen, then hilariously at the camera.

You can almost feel like he's holding a laugh in from seeing his facial expressions.

Forhetz then finally says: "Okay, this is the guy they're... uh... they want the people of Pennsylvania to be on the lookout for."

The description he provides is priceless, adding: "He's got a nose and some hair that goes like that, he was wearing a hat at the time of this particular crime.

"He's got kind of a chin that almost comes down to almost a point."

He then smirks at the camera.

It is then revealed that police caught the suspect - later identified as Hung Phuoc Nguyen - and his face is broadcast alongside the sketch in a hilarious TV moment that should be savoured.

The Pennsylvania police managed to find the suspect with the help of the detailed sketch.

The presenter did say that it was 'thanks to the sketch, no doubt'.

Forhetz couldn't help but let out a giggle when the photos came up alongside one another, calling it 'uncanny.'

It was then revealed that Nguyen was being held in Lancaster jail for two counts of theft.

With another quip, Forhetz says that the sketch artist deserved 'a raise' for his work.

His co-presenter Lisa did apologise, adding: "This wouldn't be so funny, except it's a real sketch."

Both presenters gave credit to the sketch in the end as the correct suspect was found, but to round of the segment, it was pointed out that he was caught 'minus the hat'.

In a Crime Watch blog post, Lancaster Bureau of Police officials said: "While the sketch provided by the witness may have appeared amateurish and cartoonish, it, along with the distinctive physical descriptors, jogged the memory of at least one investigator to provide a potential suspect name."

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: US News, YouTube