Masked Man Who Attacked Reporter During Live Broadcast Identified as Aspiring LES Rapper Seeking Publicity
It wasn’t Friday the 13th, but the 3rd. A man wearing a hockey goalie mask attacked WABC-7 reporter CeFaan Kim during a live broadcast at the corner of Delancey and Norfolk Streets.
Kim was there reporting on the attempted rape that happened early Friday morning outside 139 Norfolk Street. Toward the end of the story, the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Baruch Houses resident Keyjonta Foster, is seen pushing him to the ground.
Rather than talking to cops, Foster spilled all to the New York Post, revealing his aspirations as a rap artist who goes by the stage name “Majesty Da Rebel.” Apparently, the camera crash was a stunt to plug his latest song, “Jason” (yes, like the movie).
But it totally backfired.
“The reason I did it was because I knew I’d get negative feedback from it,” Foster told The Post. “I can always flip that. I saw an opportunity and took the opportunity to promote my video and mixtape. From the beginning, it was friendly — I put my arm around him, and then he pushed me, grabbed me.”
“I’m not scared to deal with the consequences,” Foster said. “They’ll probably interrogate me, ask me what happened. White guys bomb video reporters all the time. A black man tries to get air time and then gets beat up by the reporter. I’m gonna do what I gotta do and seize an opportunity.”
Obviously, Kim sees it much differently. Watch the video.
Foster was charged with misdemeanor assault and is wanted by the 7th Precinct. Cops posted the requisite wanted posters yesterday.
This is the man who attacked me last night during a live broadcast. If anyone has seen him around please give the 7th precinct a call. pic.twitter.com/enkqQe0mxC
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 4, 2017