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Reporter Attacked During Real Estate Interview

I just saw this video and I was watching with my jaw on the floor.  This is a reporter who has been doing a series of reports on a Real estate scam.  He's interviewing a gentleman, and right before the guy can start talking, they're attacked by the lady accused in the scam.  She throws some water, shouts some explicits and then here comes her husband... boy did they get into it.  The reporter is shown all messed up with a bloody face.

The video is just over 3 minutes, but it's worth watching.



Comment balloon 12 commentsDonna Harris • September 07 2006 10:37AM


WOW.... I can't believe some people are that crazy! Especially in front of a camera!!! I guess the Dept. of Banking will be sending them to Tijuana or Ensenada!!!  Predatory lending at it's finest. Bad here in Phoneix also. Just not that blatant. They are just as stupid. But not as blatant.
Posted by George Galvan (Professional Real Estate Partners) over 12 years ago
Incredible!!! Video evidence is something that cannot be undone or rarely successfully disputed in court.  I'm always amazed by people who make a consciuos decision to be violent even though they know they are being video-taped.
Posted by S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL, Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist (United Realty Group, Inc.) over 12 years ago
This actually happened in San Diego.  The attacker is accused of using an Id Theft scam to lease out homes.  Similar to this scam.
Posted by Please visit LinkedIn Instead (This social network is no longer updated.) over 12 years ago
Welcome to my world. I catch people in fraud ALL the time and they all want to fight. I don't mind, I kind of like to fight criminals. At least once a month I get a threat from one like a real estate agent from Corpus Cristi promising me a law suit and to report me to the FBI because I told him I couldn't do a deal where he was offering a borrower $25,000 at closing for the use of their credit. Funny, this guy has a website about helping investors and constantly advertises on the web for paying people to use their credit. I'm guessing the FBI field office in Corpus must be too busy? With his tone I'd say he's another one of these just waiting to happen. Heck, he may even be a member here. Are you here pal?
Posted by Ken Cook, Content Marketer/Creator (Content, coding, marketing, host.) over 12 years ago

I went to an FHA advisory council meeting where the local FTC (Federal Trade Commission) investigator presented this and another case that they were pursuing prosecution. Too bad the jury won't be able to see this evidence on his other charges.

Ken Stampe

Posted by Ken Stampe, iBrandPlan ( - Grow your e-Profile & Brand) over 12 years ago

I guess I have to be quicker with my posts.  I have to admit, I was laughing my butt off watching this.  I mean this is like the bottom of the barrell of two industries that the public generally mistrusts because of some of the bad apples (Agents + Media reporters) duking it out... who am I kidding the RE agent kicked the guys butt. 

And the funniest part is that the whole time the fighting is going on, the camera guy doesn't move a muscle to help the reporter.  I'm sure the reporter is a great guy behind the scenes.

Posted by Jon Ernest (Spotlight Realty) over 12 years ago
There are such things as credit partners, that is legal. I met a gentleman when I was in Atlanta who asked me about it.  He told me that he owned 17 single family rentals in Atlanta and the bank wouldn't touch him for a mortgage because he had too much debt.  (not debt ratio).  He could partner with someone to use their credit and split profit with the credit partner.  
Posted by Edward Mehnert over 12 years ago
Wow..You'd think they'd have headed to Tijuana themselves instead of sticking around to fight for their right to break the law.
Posted by Robert Rees - Austin Real Estate (Robert Rees Realty, Inc) over 12 years ago

What's the big deal? This guys was simply trying to defend his honor!

Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) over 12 years ago
That footage was part of the #3 story tonight on 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann'.  An NBC cameraman made a great point -- if you know you're going into a situation that may be confrontational, always have two ways out.
Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 12 years ago

Honestly, I could have sworn that was footage of me doing a number on an MGIC (PMI company)  underwriter today.

We don't miss closing dates in the mortgage business in San Diego.

Tony Soprano aint got nuttin on this town 


Posted by Brian Brady, 858-777-9751 (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751) over 12 years ago

I checked out Assad "Sam" Suleiman on the California Department of Real Estate website and it seems that he has no broker affiliation at the moment. 

Posted by Brian Brady, 858-777-9751 (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751) over 12 years ago