CALGARY – Calgary police have charged a man with hurling vulgarities at a female journalist covering the bad behaviour of hockey fans.
The man, who has not been named, faces a charge of stunting under the Traffic Safety Act.
The non-criminal offence carries a $402 fine.
CBC reporter Meghan Grant says she was reporting three weeks ago along the Red Mile, a strip of bars and restaurants popular with Calgary Flames fans, when a man shouted out from a passing truck.
Her camera recorded the truck’s licence plate and officers tracked down the alleged heckler.
Grant says the man shouted out the same sexually explicit phrase that has become a trend targeting female reporters.
A man who recently shouted obscenities at a reporter covering a Toronto soccer game was fired by his employer for violating its code of conduct.