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  • Like Magic, TV Reporter Spots Missing Boy While Reporting on His Disappearance

    Now there’s something you don’t see every day. You’re looking at footage of the reunion between 10-year old Paul Ezekial Fagan and his family, after he had been reported as missing for 14 hours. But the most interesting part is how he was located.

    TV reporter Cameron Polom was reporting on the boy’s disappearance for WFTS in Tampa when suddenly, he spotted the youngster hiding in the bushes by his grandmother’s house. Despite the fact that dogs and helicopters had been aiding the local sheriff’s office in the search for Paul, it ending up being the reporter who found him.

    He’s looking at me and I’m thinking, ‘Could this possibly be this kid? Is this really happening?’ It was a very surreal moment,” said Cameron. “When I saw him, he looked not only tired, but he looked scared he might be in trouble. He’s 10 years old and he’s a smart kid. He knew he was in a little bit of trouble for what he had done.”

    Since the reunion, Paul explained that he wandered away from his house because his little brother was annoying him, and he decided to take a “cat nap” in the backyard.

    So it’s a happy ending for the Fagan family…and a bit of an embarrassing one for local police. I mean, seriously? He was in the bushes by the house and they couldn’t find him?


    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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