Courtney Barnes Is Your New Favorite Local TV Star, And 6 Other Eyewitnesses Who Made The News Worth Watching — VIDEO
If you were going to make a cocktail recipe for viral news reports, than this guy who talked on the news about a police car crash would have every ingredient and then some. After being interviewed by WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi after witnessing the scene, local resident Courtney Barnes' eyewitness interview blew up the internet and pretty much put all other news coverage that day to shame. Unlike most of us, Courtney is not afraid to tell it like it is. His account of what went down is basically an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end, and none of us are worthy.
Thankfully everybody involved in the crash is expected to recover, but the incident allegedly involved a police cruiser in pursuit of a van. The van crashed into a second cruisers, causing the car officer in the vehicle to smash his head on the windshield after the car wrapped around a pole. The whole scene unfolded in front of shocked bystanders, among them Courtney, who was about to make internet gold. Courtney, with his blessed brows and baller green hair and matching nails, stole the whole show the instant he took the mic. You can watch the full and hilarious interview here:
I think it's safe to say that green is the new black. Since we're all enjoying Courtney's interview this week, let's take a trip down memory lane to some other memorable winning eyewitness interviews:
This guy with strong fedora game
Hide ya kids, hide ya wife
This would-be action movie star
Ain't nobody got time for that
This bizzarro interview
WHAT EVEN IS THE AUSTRALIAN NEWS, THOUGH?!