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Patrick Pegues ‘No Longer Employed’ At WOFL Following Arrest

WOFL reporter Patrick Pegues has been dropped from the station’s news team after he was arrested and charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm on Monday night.

“Pegues is no longer employed with Fox35,” reads a brief statement on the website for the Fox O&O in Orlando.

Witnesses report seeing Pegues firing a gun while walking a dog on East Michigan Street in Orlando on Monday night. The Orlando Sentinel reports a 9mm semi-automatic gun was later taken from Pegues, who said he had a concealed weapons permit and had been protecting himself.

No injuries were reported, although there was damage to a car in the area where the gunshot was heard. Read more

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WOFL Reporter Escapes Arrest After Dust-Up with Police Officer

Seminole County police decided not to arrest WOFL reporter Patrick Pegues after he scuffled with a deputy, as well as a group of private security guards, on Tuesday while covering a deadly shooting outside of Orlando.

A video posted to YouTube (inside) shows Pegues throwing the deputy to the ground after the officer had stepped in to stop a confrontation between Pegues and security guards, who had ordered the reporter to change the location of his live stand-up shot.

A police spokesperson told the Orlando Sentinel that the deputy had stepped in to “de-escalate the situation” and after Pegues had been restrained, the officer decided against arresting him.

Pegues, who was arrested in 2007 after he ignored a police officer’s attempts to confine him within a designated media area while covering a car accident, had been reporting live all morning from outside a strip mall where a suspect was shot in a botched robbery. Read more

WOFL Reporter Patrick Pegues Scuffles with Cop While Covering Deadly Shooting

WOFL reporter Patrick Pegues got into a scuffle with a police officer as well as a group of private security guards today while covering a deadly shooting at a 24-hour internet cafe.

Sources tell Florida News Center that Pegues, who had interviewed a local police officer during the Fox O&O’s morning newscast (video above), was about to do a live stand-up shot in front of the internet cafe when a security guard confronted him, asking him to leave.

After Pegues ignored the security guard’s request, a police officer grabbed him from behind. Pegues instantly reacted and threw the officer to the ground, at which point security guards rushed in to restrain him. Video of the scuffle after the jump… Read more