A news reporter in Minnesota was doing a live shot about a robbery at a bank on Tuesday when the suspect in the case ran right past him.
Adam Sallet of KIMT in Rochester was reporting on a bank robbery that occurred on Monday when the same man allegedly robbed the bank again.
Sallet started his report blissfully unaware that he had just seen the suspect walking into the bank. But soon a bank employee came running out after the alleged robber.
The employee tells Sallet the robber is literally right in front of him.
"Oh, that's the robber?"
But ever the professional, Sallet keeps his cool. Though he does tell his viewers he must abandon his report to go "call 911."
In a follow-up report, Sallet said he had seen the suspect heading into the bank and thought he looked weird. But he said he didn't "really think anything of it."
He said he spoke to police immediately about what he had seen.
"Once I left that screen, my first instinct was to see if I could see the suspect anywhere else and also call 911 as fast as possible," Sallet said in a story on the station's website.
The Rochester Police Department arrested the suspect in both robberies, 36-year-old Ryan Liskow, later on Tuesday. Spokesman Mike Sadauskis told KIMT that Sallet's information was helpful to their investigation.
"It was somewhat coincidental, somewhat purposeful because he was here getting the story for yesterday but very unusual," Sadauskis told the station. "We've talked to Adam and he's provided us with some good information."
Sallet didn't return a request for comment from BuzzFeed News, but said on Twitter he is happy everyone was safe.
And even had a sense of humor about the situation.
Keep us safe out there, Adam.
Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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