Reporter Who Badgered Elderly Robbery Victim Fired
We reported last October the story of reporter Rebecca Aguilar of Fox 4 in Dallas, Texas who confronted and badgered an elderly victim of several robberies who responded to his attackers with deadly force. Aguilar was seen in her interview keeping the poor fellow from shutting his car door as she accusingly asked the man if he was "a trigger happy person" because he had killed the robbers who accosted him.
Well, we have an update on this pushy, unfeeling reporter, It seems she's been fired.
In a telephone interview Wednesday night, Aguilar, 49, said she was checking her mail at mid-afternoon that day when she noticed an envelope under her front door mat. It informed her that Fox4 was exercising an option to drop her at the halfway point of a two-year contract that began on March 6, 2007.
"No doorbell, no knock on the door," said Aguilar, who had been on paid suspension since Oct. 16th following her controversial interview with an elderly West Dallas salvage business owner who had shot and killed two alleged burglars within three weeks time.
Aguilar's controversial, attack dog-like interview of James Walton, the elderly business owner, is quite a show. In it Augilar treated this 78-year-old man as the criminal. Mr. Walton, though, had been robbed countless times and was only protecting himself.
As we reported last October, the Dallas police are defending Walton's actions. According to some reports Mr. Walton has made over 40 calls to police concerning break ins.
Police said Mr. Walton is allowed to protect his property. No charges were filed against him Sunday, though the case will be referred to a grand jury, police said.
"He's got a right to defend his property. What gives a stranger the right to go in and vandalize or burglarize his business?" said Dallas police Sgt. Gene Reyes. "He's within every legal right to do this."
But despite that he is the victim, Aguilar treated him as the criminal. By her accusatory tone, you'd have thought it was the robber's Constitutional right to rob the old man instead of his right to defend himself!
(Also see video at BreitbartTV)
In any case, it seems as if justice is done and this ignorant woman has been canned. Good for Fox 4.