Reporter fired for hopping on cars during live auto show broadcast

New York Post Automobile 3 weeks ago

A California reporter was fired after he turned a local auto show into his own personal playground — hopping atop cars during a live broadcast.

Angel Cardenas, a correspondent for KMAX-TV’s “Good Day Sacramento,” reported Sunday morning from the weekend-long Sacramento International Auto Show.

Viewer Adam Copeland, who caught the segment live on air, posted a clip of the newsman’s shenanigans to Facebook and said he’s “never seen such a disregard for someone else’s vehicle.”

“No one is out here to tell me which car I can’t go in, because some of these are off-limits, so I’m just going to live on the wild side,” Cardenas said at the start of the segment, before hopping onto the trunk of a vintage yellow Ford Thunderbird and striking a pose.

“I feel like a kid in a candy store without the owner, because you can do anything,” the brazen reporter added, before opening the door of a pink Thunderbird, dinging the car next to it.

“Nobody’s looking,” he said as he quickly checked for any possible damage.

He’s shown briefly interviewing a Ford representative at the expo, before jumping on top of one more vehicle — a new 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid — which he was ordered to “get off.”

Auto show producer Stacey Castle Bascom told The Sacramento Bee that Cardenas “jumped on two cars, one which was owned privately.”

“This was an isolated incident with a rogue reporter and fortunately neither one of the cars was damaged. I reached out immediately to the management of the station calling for an apology to all involved in the incident,” Bascom added. “I received a call from KMAX yesterday and was informed the reporter in question was no longer in their employ.”

“The station expressed their sincerest apologies for the incident,” said a post on the auto show’s Facebook page.

Viewers at home expressed their outrage over Cardenas’ behavior.

“I was watching this segment and couldn’t believe he did that,” one Reddit user wrote. “I know car collectors who would have gotten in his face for jumping on their cars.”

One viewer who complained directly to Cardenas shared the reporter’s emailed response with BuzzFeed News.

“I do apologize if you were offended by my actions during the live shot,” Cardenas wrote. “I can assure you those vehicles were not damaged, at all. The ‘door hitting’ was a staged move. I may have crossed the line a bit but my intentions were never to disrespect the owners of the vehicles, although it seemed that way. It was really a dumb choice on my part. I’ll be personally reaching out to them to offer my sincere apology.”

The viewer, Hank Gallegos, told the outlet that he knows “most of the hot rodders in the sport” and that they “always look out for each other.”

“I also know most of the ‘Good Day’ staff which is troubling to me,” he added. “That’s why I sent the email.”

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