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charged with murder and the victim's husband is speaking out, and now more on it from sara sidner who is joining us from las vegas where the victim's husband spoke to the police. >> reporter: anderson, this case has so many twists and turns. police say they have arrested one suspect who will be charged with murder, but they are looking for a second suspect. we know from the police that they thought there was more than one person in the car of the suspect, and now it is par more clear. we also heard from the father, a couple of times today shaking with sorrow and anger, and he talked about the fact that the family knew the suspect well. >> are you all happy? you made my wife look like an animal and my son. there's the animal a block away. are you happeny? >> reporter: anger and sorrow bursting from robert miyers a a husband and father clearly distraught as the police are closing in on the man accused of shooting and killing his wife.
the police standoff is one block away from where the shootings occurred, and neighbors e described what happened when the police came looking for the suspect. >> they were e yelling over the speak speaker telling him to come out with the hands in the air and saying to at least come to the window and let us know that you are okay and we don't want to hurt you and know that you are okay. we need to discuss it with you and we know that you are a kid and young, but we need to talk to you. >> reporter: the suspect's mother arrived at the scene afraid for her son's safety. >> please. turn your [ bleep ]ing phone off. >> reporter: and moments later, the suspect led away in handcuffs booked on the murder of tammy myers. >> the suspect was taken into custody pursuant to the road rage homicide that occurred. >> reporter: but in another twist tammy myers' husband said that the man charged with murder is someone that the myers' family knew including tammy
myers' herself, who her husband said often tried to help the suspect out. >> we know this boy. i couldn't tell you this before. he knew where i lived. we knew how bad he was, but we didn't know that he was this bad, that he had gotten to this point, and his friends. but this kid, the countless hours my wife has gone to console this boy. and he is probably watching this right now, and he has to feel bad, because she was really good to him. she fed him. she gave him money. and she told him to pull his pants up, and to be be a man. >> and sarah, they are person in the car, and what happens to him? when is the court appearance? >> we have new information that he is going to be arraigned
monday. i do want to mention this, an anderson, the father and the husband robert myers lashed out at the media and social media included saying that the people were threatening to kill his son on social media because they believed that they escalated the situation beyond what it was, and he say thass that his wife was simply trying to keep this young man away from the house knowing that he lived closeby. anderson. >> and do we have anymore information on the second suspect? >> no, it is interesting, because we talked to a lot of the neighbors here and they said they had never seen him driving ever. they had seen him in the neighborhood hanging out at the park. they didn't believe he worked and they thought he used a skateboard and never saw him behind the wheel of a car and never saw him picking him up. the mother was distraught and worried for his safety, and she believed he would take his life at one point, and when she rushed over to the house, this ended with no one hurt and the mistaking him into custody
without any major incidents. >> sara sidner thank you, and as she said a lot of twists and turns here and the legal analysts are sinking their teeth into it. joining us are attorney mark geragos geragos, and attorney jeff toobin, and last night, you and mark both raised questions about this and now it seems that accord according to the husband, the wife knew this young man and tried to help him, and left the house afraid that essentially, he knew where she lived? >> right. and the first version of this we heard that she had gone with the son to try to chase him down and obviously a lot of people were critical of that. the version that we heard today because that she left the house to escape, to run away from him, because she feared that he he was going to be coming to get her, and again, the police investigators have to learn a lot more and the facts matter and the facts are different than
what we understood initially. >> and mark again, coming from the vik the victim's husband and the fact that she knew the suspect, and again, according to the husband spent hours consoling him added another dimension to it. >> yes. there is a whole other dimension, but i don't think that we are getting, you know 50% of a what really is going on here. none of it hangs together. what is reported today certainly is at odds with yesterday. what is reported today still doesn't make any sense. i mean why if you were afraid you drop off your daughter pick up wake up your son and have him arm and go out. by the way, the first thing that anybody ever says in these situations when i am trying the cases is why didn't they call 911? why didn't they call the police? why did they go out to do the self-help? is that is what every prosecutor argues here? i am not convinced that we have not heard everything that
remotely resembles the truth many this case, and that is one of the reasons that it is characterized as the twists and the the turns. >> and jeff, most of the information coming forward has come from the various people from the myers' family. >> yes, and in fact mr. myers said that he couldn't say that yesterday there was a prior relationship between his wife and this suspect. i don't know if that is exactly true but he, i doubt that he is making up that there was a prior relationship. i mean, that is easily determined fact. but, i mean mark is certainly right that the question that hang over this case remains, why id didn't didn't you just call can 911? why did the escalation have to take place? >> and the fact that there is another suspect out there, and allegedly another person in the vehicle, and police are cautious about the infor pags they mation they release especially with a lead.
>> and in the package that you showed, with one of the things that is interesting, and we e will find out if it comes out if it is true that the the investigation is determined or at least that the people are determining that the kid does not drive, maybe it is the driver or did not want to let out too much information about the car, because the car will presumably belong to either a relative or the friend of whoever was driving, and depending upon who they claim is the shooter, and they want to try to the track the person down. i understand it is a drip drip drip and i understand the frustration of mr. myers with the media, but the fact remains is that when you put out misinformation or the half truths that get reported, that's kind of the price that you pay. >> and by the way, some of the reports say that there were three people in the car and not twoo which is going to add another potential layer of complexity and another suspect. >> and how closely do the police keep the family in this case the
myers' family what is going on given that the police don't have all of the facts going on at this time? >> well, this is another thing. i understand look somebody has lost their wife and mother of the children and they are going to to be distraught but if what is reported and correct, and his son is firing shots, the police are not going to be considering him a vick tum, they want the facts, and they may be giving him the information, and the u.s. supreme court has said that the police can lie to you and that is good police work. so he does not necessarily have the kind of the seizing the the moral high ground on the correct and the true information, and he has a son who is firing shots, and i'm not koncondemning it in one way or another until i learn the facts, but will will is not a necessity for the police to keep them informed as to what they are thinking until they unwind
it. >> mark and jeff thank you. there is no denying that all of us have experienced or witnessed what happens when the automobiles automobiles and the anger mix. more on that from randi kaye. >> oh my god! >> go, go, go, go. >> this is the craziest thing. i have never seen anything like this. >> reporter: days before christmas in northern california. two women inside of the car frantically call the highway patrol saying that another driver is trying to force them off of the road. >> we vhave a vehicle saying that she is a cop and trying to tell us to pull over. >> reporter: watch what the pickup does. >> yes, she is pushing us off of the road! she is trying to push us off of the road. put it in reverse, vanessa. >> reporter: this is what happens when they get an officer. >> can he help us? >> the suspect is charged with
two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful use of a badge and dangerous driving. last month in north carolina a woman charge edd with unlawful driving. >> speed up, and hit the brakes. >> reporter: so she called 911 and started to the record. and then this -- >> i'm going to stab you. stop it. stop it. >> reporter: so it should come as no surprise that the number of drivers who feel they have unkon uncontrollable anger toward another anger has doubled from eight years earlier and it is 1 in 8 years, and the cameras to record it seems to make the tempers flair. this month in awetin a woman had the scare of her life when a man driving erratically and dangerous
dangerously suddenly pulled into the bike lane. she, too grabbed the cell phone the record it. an investigation is still under way way. even in hawaii there is road rage. after a man cuts a woman off, she per sues him, and honking, and screaming. >> let me get your license plate, [ bleep ], [ bleep ]. >> reporter: and then blocks her in the road and almost wrecks her. >> film that! you are the one who almost caused a wreck. film that fatty! >> reporter: in the end, the man admits he first cut the woman off filed a police report against her, and the woman the turned herself in and charged with a felony. randi kaye cnn, new york. >> coming up next, mu word of offensive in iraq, and the role
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break ging news tonight that could put american personnel deeper into the action in iraq. we have now learned new details about a major offensive to drive isis out of the city of mosul. it could put american advisers right into the thick of it all. joining us is jim sciutto, and let's talk about the offensive, and what do we know about it? >> reporter: this will be bigger than by far any coalition campaign against isis we've seen at all. 25,000 iraqi ground troops. you have kurdish forces cutting off supply lines to the city from the west and you'll certainly have u.s. air cover. but this is urban warfare. you're going to have a thousand to 2,000 isis fighters.
it's estimated already dug into the city. they'll be well dug in. it's going to be a deadly operation. it's going to take a long time. >> why is this being, i mean, why are the details of this, why are people giving the details of this so far in advance. doesn't that give an advantage to isis? >> reporter: to be fair, this operation has been spoken about in public for a number of months now. iraqi officials talking about an effort perhaps in the spring to retake the city and we've seen already kurdish forces, for instance, blocking some of the supply lines or attempting to block the supply lines of the city and further concentration of coalition air strikes. so everybody knew and isis certainly knew that something was brewing. >> okay. >> reporter: a little bit more detail here about the number of forces. it's possible that there's a psy ops component. psychological ops. by telegraphing that it is coming, and how isis would prepare, and where they pould put their forces, and that would
tell you where to direct your force s forces when thb begins. >> is it clear what role the u.s. military advisor is going to play? >> reporter: it's not clear but what's clear is the u.s. commanders said they reserved right to go to the president and ask for military advisors and anderson, they have specifically mentioned an operation against mosul as one of the circumstances where they might do that, possibly advisors with advance front line troops to help guide them as they go into the city or possibly advisors or air control, ground controllers calling in air strikes. but again, that's not a recommendation that the pentagon has made to the president and not one he approved yet. but it's certainly possible that they ask for that in this operation. >> jim sciutto, thank you very much. to texas where the defense rested today. the man accused of killing chris kyle, the subject of the blockbuster movie "american sniper." the shooter's attorney admits that he killed kyle and his friend at a firing range in 2013, but he says that he was suffering from severe psychosis at the time. and today, the jurors heard from
the forensic psychiatrist who said that he had schizophrenia and showed symptoms of psychosis in the weeks leading up to the murders. assessed the shooter in jail after the murders, right? >> reporter: you're right, anderson. and this was an interview by this psychiatrist about a full year after the murders of chris kyle and chad littlefield. this psychiatrist spent six hours with him. it was interesting. there were conversation detailing the medical visits of four visits to psychiatric hospitals. and during the course of the interview, he said eddie ray routh talked about pigs taking over the world. he felt that chris kyle and chad littlefield were half humans half pigs out to get him. and talked about a couple people he worked with in a cabinet making shop, felt these two coworkers were cannibals out to get him. he talked about the paranoia and important, the psychiatrist testified he doesn't think eddie ray routh knew right from wrong
but one line from this prosecutors will seize on. the psychiatrist also said, anderson, routh told him as soon as i did it, killing kyle and littlefield, i realized i made a mistake. >> and the shooter decided they're not going to put him on the stand because the defense rested. >> reporter: yeah, he was asked at the very end of the day today, eddie routh stood up and asked if he'd like to testify and eddie ray routh denied. he will not be testifying in this case. >> they're trying to call more witnesses tomorrow. will they be trying to rebut some of what the psychiatrists said? >> reporter: only one medical expert called today. prosecutors say they expect two of their medical experts to testify tomorrow and after that, it will be time for closing arguments. so early next week, it looks like that both sides will be making closing arguments in the "american sniper" trial. >> ed lavandera, thank you very much. up next, a deadly super bug. this is serious stuff. nearly 200 patients now on alert.
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any device. new developments tonight that plays right into the worst fears about going into a hospital for a routine procedure. patients who went inthe hospital for a procedure that was no means uncommon kind of treatment. that nightmare has come true. they notified they might have been to cre. seven others known to be infected with the super bug. two of them have died. the fda issued the most prestigious in the world. issued a safety warning. kyung lah is at the hospital with all of the latest. kim? >> reporter: anderson, the
investigator here according to the hospital is still ongoing but they have figured out who the proverbial patient zero is. the person who brought it into the hospital. the person had the superbug in his or her system. they got the en dos coe pidoendoskoepy the scope then became infected and that's how it spread. here. a total of two scopes, were detected for having this bacteria. a total of seven confirmed people here were infected by this and anderson, the hospital says they are still trying to figure out exactly how long this has been going on but they do believe it was weeks in the making, anderson. >> it's hard to get these super bugs that are drug resistant out of the hospital once they're in. is it possible the hospital is still contaminated? >> the hospital is pretty confident that they have indeed contained it. they do not believe that it is still inside the hospital. those two scopes i was referencing, those two scopes are not longer being used out of
abundance of caution. the hospital is going beyond the recommendations as far as cleaning all the other scopes. they're using a special sort of gas to try to eradicate it. they do say though, anderson, the 179 people you just talked about, they're still in the process of leaving phone messages. still trying to notify all the people. >> all right. and i know you spoke with the attorney of one of the seven infected patients. how is the patient doing? >> reporter: it is really a heartbreak story. an 18-year-old student came here because he was having an issue with the pancreas, and came here with a routine outpatient procedure. the scope used on the boy. he got the super bug in the system, had to come to the hospital. 80 days in the hospital. much of it in the icu. went home for a few day, had to come back in. still in the hospital. his parents, anderson, say they're terrified and feel helpless. >> kyung lah, terrible. thank you. >> of course this procedure is
done thousands of times in hospital and it is an antibiotic resistant germs, and it is so widespread, and people may be left with a lot of questions. we certainly were. with answer, chief medical correspondent, sanjay gupta. i understand these are, this particular one, cre, can contribute death up to 50% of the patients who get infected. >> that is the same stats i have read of this particular organism. it's called clebcella. if it gets into the blood, it can kill up to half of the people it contacts. the numbers are not huge, but it is hard to tell the mortality rate with the large groups of people known, but it is one ha that we we used to treat this very easily. this is an example of antibiotic resistance and the consequences of it. >> so, what, just because antibiotics are overprescribed? >> this is what is so
fascinating. imagine that you have backteria and you treat it with the antibiotics, and say you stop the antibiotics too early, and for example, and let's say a few of the bacteria survive. so they start to replicate. and those are the ones that are most resilient. the tough antibiotics tried, it may not work as well. carry that out over 30 or 40 generations. each time the antibiotic is used like that, the bacteria can start to create more and more resistance to it. this particular bacteria can actually create an enzyme that essentially inactivates abilities. antibiotics. it's a smart yet frightening bacteria. >> the majority of people who got this, cre, contracted it in the hospital, right? >> yes, this appears to be a hospital-acquired infection. now, remember, even mrsa, another example of antibiotic resistant bacteria, that started off in hospitals as well. and eventually, over time, as it grew more common, started to become a community acquired infection as well, so places outside the hospital. this particular one still
acquired in hospitals and specifically during a procedure, a scope-like procedure, where they're looking at your pancreas and gallbladder. this isn't the same type of scope as if you have a reflux or something, but it is relate odd the hospital and that procedure in particular. >> if you're a patient in a hospital, is there anything you or your family can do to, you know, try to make sure you're not exposed to this? >> well, i think within the hospital, certainly the basic hygiene practice is making sure people around you, caring for you are practicing good hygiene, as simple as washing their hands, that antibiotics are prescribed only if there's a particular reason. with this particular problem here, the scope itself had been cleaned. it had been sterilized according to protocol but what we're hearing is that the protocol wasn't good enough to get rid of the particular bacteria from the scope. so the protocol is going to have to change. it's a huge issue. you can imagine. they've been using these scopes. following the rules, cleaning as they should have been and yet
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daughter of the late whitney houston has been in the hospital as you know for nearly three weeks now. she was found unresponsive in a bathtub of water in her home. now doctors have taken her, taken out her breathing tube. they've done a tracheostomy. ventilated through a hole in her throat and they are trying to also slowly slip the medically induced coma she's in. sunny hostin is close to the family. she joins me with chief medical correspondent, sanjay gupta. sunny, what's the latest you're hearing? >> what i've heard is just yesterday on wednesday, the doctors performed a tracheotomy. i've also heard they have begun
weaning her off the sedation, the sedatives, to help her come out of this medically induced coma. the family and the doctors want to know what her brain function is a at this point, and if she wakes up from this coma, then they will have a better sense of what that brain function is and they're very hopeful. they remain prayerful. i am told that they feel that they have seen positive sign and so they are hopeful for rekov ri. >> so what exactly is a tracheostomy? what's the difference from a tracheotomy? >> those terms are used interchangeably, anderson. when someone is on a breathing machine, they typically have a endotracheal tube from the mouth into the trachea.
it's meant to be temporary but people who think will require being on the ventilator, the breathing machine longer, they'll do a tracheostomy. it's a comfort and sort of an ease of medical care procedure. >> but it's an indication that they believe the patient would be requiring a ventilator for a long time? >> that's a safe assumption. typically if someone is in the hospital a couple of weeks on a breathing machine, they'll plan to do a tracheotomy. if they think the patient is going to be able to get off the ventilator, they probably wouldn't do that procedure. i agree by virtue of the fact they have done this, they think she will require this not hours and day ss, but more days and weeks. >> sunny, is your sense everybody in the family, all sides of the family are on the same page and also, there had been reports that her, you know, the boyfriend wasn't allowed at the hospital? >> the family certainly has come together. there's no question about that. they are on the same page. they want her to recover. they are hopeful. they are at the hospital
standing vigil. there is a lot of tension with nick gordon. they do not want him at the hospital. they have prevented him from being at the hospital. my understanding is that he has tried to negotiate some sort of terms with them so that he can visit with her and that hasn't been successful. they don't want him there. >> to bring somebody out of a medically induced coma, how long does that take and how critical is it, i guess, to see how she responds after that? >> yeah. that's the really crucial issue, to be able to do a neurological exam. with medically induced coma, you're talking about using medicines that really put the brain to rest. so the brain is not requiring as much. it allows the brain to sort of heal. sometimes they give medications to control seizures. they give pain medications, sedatives. what may surprise you, anderson, you can sort of lift these medications pretty quickly and at least put a person into a
state of twilight where you can talk to them, see if they can follow a command, can you squeeze my hand, can you hold up two fingers, can you do something to show you're hearing me, you're understanding me and executing a command based on what you're understanding. that's really what you're trying to establish. if that's not happening, you can quickly put the medications, raise the medication levels back up and put the person back into the coma-like state. it can happen quickly, anderson. >> sanjay, thank you for the update. sunny hostin as well. thanks. some results to report from a "360" investigation. you'll recall drew griffin exposed an alleged scheme of insurance companies steering some drivers to body shops for substandard and dangerous repairs. since that, written to a eric holder to take immediate action to investigate. ahead, what's it like to climb up niagara falls? you'll hear from the man who did it and the pictures are amazing.
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well, it's more than just winter cold out there. so cold that part of the mighty niagara falls is frozen, an incredible sight along the canadian border and cannot get enough of the icy wonderland. neither can a man who actually climbed the frozen falls. his story in a moment. what he did was remarkable. first, cnn's ryan young joins us from the falls. the images are just incredible, ryan. show us what you're seeing behind you. >> reporter: what an amazing sight. what an assignment to get. if you look back at this direction, that's a american side. you can see the chunk of ice. it looks like a scene out of a movie. it's just solid chunks. you can't really see anything moving. as we look back towards the light in this direction, you can see the water and the mist that just pours up from here. this has been going on for quite some time.
most people thought the water stopped but look at this. you can really get a sense, a feeling of the frozen wonderland. it's quite majestic to look here at the sight. we've been doing it ourselves for most of the night. >> in the area that the falls are frozen, is there water flowing underneath the ice? >> reporter: definitely. in fact, more than 40 million gallons roll through here during the summer and during the winter, only 20 million gallons flow through here. but look over there as the light changes from the pink to the blue. you can see the water cascading over the side there. you can still hear it rushing, especially below us. but look, there's so much water. look at this frozen chunk of ice right here. everything around here is cased in ice. they haven't had a day above freezing this entire month. and it is bone chilling cold. the feel-like temperature here, the windchill is negative 13 right now. >> are there still a lot of tourists even though it's freezing cold? >> reporter: that's the best part. people have been coming out here all night. we've seen a lot of people
holding hands, posing. taking selfies and kissing. i guess it's romantic, so everyone is kind of having a good time. there's been a line down the road here. people come on the canadian side and the american side. our entire crew has come out here and watched this despite the cold because it's a sight you won't forget. it really is something that is just breathtaking to see. >> it's just amazing. amazing to see it like that and kind of cool to think that the water is still flowing, although less, but underneath all of that ice. ryan young, i appreciate the report and try to stay warm. now the niagara falls ice climber. i was looking at these pictures earlier today and we want you to see it tonight. it's remarkable what this guy did. will gadd the first person to ever climb up the falls. it took a lot of time to just get approvals from all the people at niagara falls for him to do this from new york state park officials, but want to find out how he pulled it off. i spoke to will shortly before we went to air. will, congratulations.
i mean, the pictures from your climb, they're unbelievable. what made you decide you wanted to be the first person to climb niagara falls? >> well, it's niagara falls. it's the largest, wildest, most iconic waterfall of the world. if you're an ice climber, the idea of climbing the niagara falls sounds just great, mostly. >> mostly? what are the biggest obstacles, what's the toughest thing about it? >> well, there's a few things that are really hard about it that aren't normal. first of all, there's 8,000 cubic feet a second of water ripping off the edge of that water fall, like 4,000 semitrucks going off every second. in the way of that, it would obviously not work out well. and then it's the oldest state park in the united states. it's an icon. >> the route you climbed started over an area that you called the calderon of doom and this is
not sound like a good start. >> no, the caldron of doom, that would be a very bad place if you wound up in there. all of that water from niagara falls is just smashing down and it's like the world's largest cement mixer or something. if you went in the caldron of doom, it would definitely not be good. before i started climbing, we made sure i would not call into the caldron of doom and as my mom said, hang on tight when i was climbing there. >> that's your mom's advice? that's wise advice from her. and i understand the ice you're climbing is not actually all ice. i mean, what is it? >> it's kind of like meringue. what happens is that all of the spray from niagara falls floats out and sticks behind the icy wall and it is right behind there and it is like climbing the frozen clouds and there is like direct water as well. it comes in a volatile mixture. you got to be careful climbing it. it's not a sort of normal water fall. it's frozen. it was pretty exciting. you hit a rock occasional and
big chunks coming off. >> that sounds terrifying. i can imagine. also, are you just completely wet during all of this? you're really close to the falls. >> yeah. you know, like, it is scary, actually, because it's the only place i've ever been where you can feel the earth shake from the force of the falls. you can feel it in your guts, it's so loud and then look over my shoulder and there's niagara falls absolutely ripping by. and the water switched a little bit at one point. and i got a big couple of buckets at niagara falls water down my neck. it's cold to begin with and you put water in it. it's one of the environments where you want to keep your mind very, very focused for sure. >> and sometimes, you put in your ax and we just saw some video where the ice just falls away. >> yeah. that's -- part of that is cleaning it. you've got to knock off the loose bits but some of the pieces i was knocking off were a lot larger than i planned on and they could knock your feet out as well. and then you're going to go the
distance. and it's important to note, i've got a rope on here. so i'll still fall quite aways if i do fall but the whole idea here is to be able to do this another day. we had to convince it was not like a stunt going over the falls in a barrel. in the end, gave us our wholehearted support. it was great to work with them. but this is what i've done for 30 years. i started ice climbing with my dad. it's not a one-off stunt. well, climbing niagara falls is. >> not going to do that again. >> not doing that again. >> what's the feeling like, i saw you in the video essentially standing on the edge after completing this climb. even standing on the edge makes my knees, even watching you stand on the edge like that makes my knees shake. what is that feeling like? complete exhilaration, exhaustion? are you just freezing cold? are you totally like adrenaline pumping? what is it? >> probably a little bit of all of those emotions. but that's a wild place to be, to stand right on the edge of niagara false and look at all that water. it's one of the natural wonders
of the world. that is one amazing place and just to feel all of that power and look down at the ice below, and just experience that place in a way that very few people get to. i felt very, very lucky to be there. one of the highlights of my life, for sure. >> well, it's the highlight of my day just talking to you, will, thank you so much for doing this. i really appreciate it. >> thank you for the discussion. and take care. >> cool guy. just amazing accomplishment. just ahead, what's up with the way birds are acting lately? the owls are not what they seem and that's coming up next on the ridiculist and make you smile at the end of a long day. just ahead, one more look at niagara falls live right now. the sights and the sounds, just extraordinary. ♪ they lived. ♪ they lived. ♪ they lived. ♪
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time now for the ridiculist. and tonight, we have a warning for the good people of salem, oregon, especially those who frequent bush's pasture park where something has been swooping down on unsuspected joggers. >> i spun around trying to see what was behind me. and nothing was there. and i started kind of looking around. my hat is actually gone. >> not a who done it but an owl done it.
struck so many times at a local newspaper, journal sponsored a contest to name it. meet owl capone. that was the winning name beating out contenders as owl pacino and owl get you. and thurston owl the third. the park has put up warning signs and recommending that park goers wear hard hats, a good idea, i guess but i don't know how practical that is. it seems like wearing a hard hat to jog in the park would sort of make you stand out. >> salem doctor ron jacobs was the first to report last week when he was jogging through the park. >> what was that? that was the first time i saw that video. was that the right video? can i see the video again? >> salem doctor ron jaecks was the first to report such an attack. okay. he's a surgeon and a former magician.
and apparently one of salem's most beloved residents, leave him alone, owl capone. please. >> all of the sudden, my cap was sucked off like a vortex and it was like a tearing sheering sensation when he latched on to my head. >> i'm sorry. this owl attack thing, it's got me puzzled. a lot has me puzzled about this. as we've seen on the ridiculist before, it's generally accepted that geese are the a-holes of the avian community, not owls. yes, i said it. although lately, we see all kinds of birds behaving badly. new brunswick, canada, recently invaded by a flock of see gulls. ♪ i ran i ran so far away ♪ >> no not that flock of e sea gulst i admit that would be awesome. the other kind.
>> by dusk, flocks circling over large buildings in places like frederickton and monkton. >> something is up. seagulls must know something we don't. >> someone is just messing with me in the video department. wow. in the business we call these m.o.s.s, man on the streets. but quite some m.o.s.s we're seeing. i can't tell you with the seagull problem but the owl problem in oregon, all you need is a swifer. remember that owl got into the guy's house in texas? >> it's okay. it's okay. please don't give me that look. oh [ bleep ]. oh [ bleep ]. oh, please don't fly. oh, [ bleep ]. yes! yeah! >> it's the stare. stare gets me every time. he's like the little tiny term
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