TV reporter sends Jersey City councilwoman running

The Jersey Journal reports that WCBS reporter Arnold Diaz of “Shame on You” fame went on a wild chase to catch Jersey City Councilwoman Willie Flood and her son, Philip Flood II.

Flood has been widely criticized for nepotism for hiring her son for two positions — one as her council aide and one at the Hudson County Registess Office, which she runs. Philip Flood II earned notoriety after being arrested for selling marijuana out of his mother’s car earlier this year — a charge that was later downgraded — and prior to that for illegally collected $13,000 in unemployment insurance.

When Diaz showed up at City Hall to question Flood and her son, the pair went running out the back and fled, refusing to answer Diaz’s questions.

TV reporter sends Jersey City councilwoman running