I'll admit it's one of the more exciting aspects of my job. I look forward to confronting those who've done wrong and asking that all important question of "why"?
Today I was digging up information on a local businessman and motivational speaker who was busted for soliciting prostitution on the popular web site Craigslist. Gary Good doesn't work too far away from our News 9 studios so we drove to his business and parked out back. As soon as we pulled up we spotted Mr. Good walking back and forth from the building to a van he was working on.
I told my photographer, "that's him!" and we executed a plan to approach Mr. Good for an on-camera interview.
We opted to just walk up to him, introduce ourselves, and ask for his side of the story.
We did that and it worked just as planned. To our surprise, Mr. Good didn't run or try and put his hand in front of the camera lens. You know that video... it's the same thing when somebody bad tries to shield their face from the cameras that are chasing after them.
Nope. Not Mr. Good. He calmly talked to us and explained his side of things which included a semi-confession to looking for sexual favors online.
It was an interesting exchange and at the end of our conversation he thanked us for coming by (although I'm sure he was thinking differently on the inside) and I shook his hand and thanked him for his time.
He was a nice guy. I truly believe Mr. Good just made a very, very ‘bad' choice.