Real Newtown Bee photog confronts fake Newtown Bee reporter

A freelance photographer on assignment for the Newtown (Conn.) Bee noticed that a man claiming to be from the Bee was snapping photos at the same “War Horse”-related event attended by many children.

“She confronted him,” says Bee editor Curtiss Clark, “and he made a hasty retreat and disappeared.”

The impostor is described as white, about 60 years old, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, “scruffy” looking, partially bald with patches of salt-and-pepper colored hair, and wearing a pair of thick, black-framed eyeglasses.

“I don’t know whether he was so disreputable-looking that he thought he’d be able to pass himself off as a reporter,” the editor told me, “but all joking aside, I’m waiting for an innocent explanation.”

Clark added:

“We actually have a reporter who kind of fits that description, but he was nowhere near there.”

* Police investigate report of suspicious photographer

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  1. R Thomas Berner said:

    Why didn’t the freelance photographer also take a photo?