Don Ford, a San Francisco reporter for KPIX, was filming a segment on robberies when 34 year old Ronald Whitten (allegedly) robbed the journalist of his camera. Whitten has been booked at San Francisco County Jail for possession of stolen property, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
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Ford was jumped by three individuals jumped from a white sedan, which is when his camera was taken at gunpoint. When recounting what happened, Ford says:
“Three guys jumped out, one had a gun, put it up to my face and said, ‘We’re taking the camera.’ My whole thought at the moment was, ‘Let’s be calm. Let’s not get this guy excited. He’s got the gun. I don’t.’ So you take the camera, it’s yours, buddy.”
Ford was uninjured and his camera was later recovered by SFPD. SFPD is still searching for the remaining suspects.