Atlanta, Georgia —WAFB Investigative reporter Jeff Chirico was reporting a story in Georgia when, without warning, he took a clout on the jaw for the First Amendment.
According to the WAFB story and video, Mr. Chirico was reporting on a man who is under investigation for a tax scheme. He was approached by a man who identified himself as Donald Wilder—the father of the man under investigation—who allegedly threatened to punch the reporter. When Mr. Chirico attempted to follow the man into his business, he turned without warning and punched the reporter.
The story does not say whether or not charges will be pressed, but the reporter was not seriously injured.
You can see the whole story including the full video at the WAFB web site.