Emmy-winning WPIX newsman Arthur Chi’en was injured when he was pulled off a float at the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade by an unidentified reveler in a clown costume. Two days after the incident, Chi’en asked his Twitter followers for help with his wounds. Is something wrong with the WPIX insurance plan?
“Anyone have a friend over at NY Eye & Ear on E 14th st? need a favor.. [sic],” wrote Chi’en on Tuesday.
According to the Daily News, Chi’en is undergoing reconstructive surgery today. His injuries included six facial fractures.
Chi’en joined WPIX in 2005 after he was fired from WCBS for dropping an on-air F-bomb when a heckler interrupted one of his live shots. Luckily for Chi’en (and network censors) the clown attack wasn’t captured on camera.
A representative for the NYPD told The Observer that, as of this writing, the unknown clown was still at large.