Local news reporters are pros at dealing with the unexpected while on duty. And, as displayed in this clip, sometimes they’re too good.
KMTV journalist Cameron Tucker was reporting on an illegal cannabis grow in a quiet neighborhood in Kent, UK, when a brilliant teen decided to brilliant troll the live news report.
Watch the back of the shot. A young man emerges from an alley holding a large green plant. He spots the camera, acts surprised, and runs off down the road. Tucker didn’t even flinch.
Of course, the plant does not appear to be cannabis. The kid was clearly pulling a prank on Tucker — masterfully, if we do say.
In a followup interview, Tucker confirmed that the clip was not staged by the news station. He also notes that the teen took off after the prank, so the news crew did not have the ability to talk to him afterwards.
Whoever you are, plant boy, keep trolling, dude. Keep trolling.