Consider This: Reporter attacked on-air

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) We do a lot of stories on crime, crime trends, and how to protect yourself, but recently we became the story…when a man jumped into our live shot, shoved our reporter Ashley Taylor, and screamed the "N" word on the air.

Ashley is OK, and finished her report just minutes after she was assaulted.

She did the right thing and called police, who with the help of our video, were able to arrest 20 year old Justin Moore quickly and charge him with assault.

Consider This: Nobody expects to become a victim.  And, when they do, whether it is an individual or a business, the entire community is affected. That is why we focus a lot of our coverage on crimes that are happening.   It is our responsibility to report to you, our viewers, of wrongdoing, dangers, and violence that could impact your family.

It is also our responsibility to find out what police, city leaders and community groups are doing about it. We get criticism on the so called "negative" news we cover.  However, we have learned a lot from this situation and realize it can happen to anyone at anytime. We hope you realize how important it is to be informed on all of the issues that impact the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

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