Truck Rams Into Television Station During Broadcast
A Dallas man who was upset about the fatal shooting of his friend in 2012 by police rammed his pickup truck into a television station on the morning of Wednesday, September 12th while the station was on air.
According to a story which appeared in the New York Times, the crash happened the Fox affiliate station in Dallas, KDFW (FOX4) located in the 400 block of North Griffin Street in Downtown Dallas at around 6:00 a.m.
The man has been identified as Michael Chadwick Fry, 34. Eyewitnesses say that Fry repeatedly rammed his white Dodge Ram pickup truck into the building, shattering the large glass windows of the studio.
Eyewitnesses say that Fry then jumped out of his vehicle and began ranting, Fry placed several boxes filled with reams of paper which he began strewing them into the street. Fry grabbed a few of the sheets and pressed them against a window of the station and began shouting, “High treason! High treason!”
A spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department said that Fry was upset about a fatal shooting involving the Denton County Sheriff’s Department and claimed that authorities were trying to kill him and he wanted justice.
Multiple police officers arrived on the scene and ordered him to take out an object from his pocket which turned out to be a cellphone. Police were able to take Fry into custody without further incident.
Fry was held on $7,500 bond and then later released on the promise to appear in court. Upon further investigation, the Fox4 website reports that in 15 years of criminal history, Fry has failed to show up for seven previous court dates.