When Tobias Mason, 20, filmed a taxi driver running over two men in a drunken altercation outside his South Yarra flat early on Sunday morning, it was good enough to make the TEN Eyewitness News bulletin.
But on The Project last night Hughesy tried to turn it into a punchline asking “Who filmed this? Why did they film this? What sort of Good Samaritan are they?”
Mason told Eyewitness News, “I heard a guy pretty much yelling, ‘I am gonna get you, I’m gonna kill you’, so I was like, ‘That’s pretty intense’ and I’m gonna grab my camera and see if I can get something cool for YouTube,” said the quick-thinking Mason.
“Fantastic” said Hughes. “So we’re saying YouTube is the place to solve all crimes from now on?”
But some weeks ago when TEN News relaunched as Eyewitness News it was encouraging members of the public to submit user-generated content.
Might not be such a good idea to discourage them?