- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A 23-year-old American man in Hamilton, Ontario, found himself in trouble with Canadian police after blurting out a sexually explicit obscenity at a female reporter, the BBC reported Tuesday.

Fawaz Abudhamad, who hails from Maryland, reportedly yelled out “I want to [expletive] you right in the [expletive]” as he was driving by the woman, who was interviewing police officers for a news segment.

Police stopped Mr. Abudhamad, who defended himself to the reporter by saying that “everyone in the States does it,” according to the BBC.

Something of a vulgar inside joke among boisterous male soccer fans, the crude remark cost a Canadian utility company employee his job in 2015 after he appeared in a viral video using the offending comment on a female sports reporter.

In the YouTube video of that 2015 incident, reporter Shauna Hunt of CityNews can be seen complaining that she was “sick of this,” having heard it “every single day, 10 times a day.” 

“Do you know that it’s old? It’s really not that funny anymore,” Ms. Hunt said at one point in the viral video.

While the reporter in this most recent incident did not wish to press charges, the police on the scene made an arrest anyway, having actually witnessed the incident, the BBC said. 

Mr. Abudhamad is charged with causing a public disturbance, the BBC said. According to the Canadian Criminal Law Notebook, the misdemeanor charge carries a maximum jail term of six months and/or a fine of $5,000.

• Ken Shepherd can be reached at kshepherd@washingtontimes.com.

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