VIDEO: Reporter Fired After Cringeworthy Segment Of Jumping On Classic Cars

KMAX reporter Angel Cardenas was fired by his station after a bizarre performance at a classic car show in Sacramento.

Sacramento, CA – A TV reporter was fired after he filmed a disastrous segment which featured him jumping on – and damaging - classic cars at an international car show on Sunday (video below).

KMAX’s Angel Cardenas was covering the Sacramento International Auto Show when he started to interact with the classic cars that were parked as exhibits.

“Standing in the middle of some classic Ford Thunderbirds, cars that owners spent thousands of dollars and man-hours restoring, Angel leaps onto the trunk of a Yellow Ford Thunderbird, the entire weight of his body pressing onto the classic sheet metal,” Tire Meets Road was the first to report.

Generally speaking, car show etiquette does not permit people to touch or get inside the vehicles on display, but Cardenas proceeded to show a ridiculous amount of ignorance with regard to the rules as he pranced through the international car show.

The broadcast video has since been removed from KMAX’s website, but not before the ridiculous episode was captured and shared on social media by a horrified audience, the Sacramento Bee reported.

“No one is out here to tell me which car I can’t go in because some of these are off limits so I’m just going to live on the wild side, tell me what you think about this pose here?” the reporters asked a woman off-camera as he climbed on top of a yellow convertible 1950s Thunderbird and struck a pose with his shoes touching the paintjob of the valuable, classic vehicle.

Cardenas then opened up the driver’s side door of a pink 1957 Thunderbird into the side of a yellow classic Thunderbird parked next to it in the video.

“Oooh. Oooh. I hit that other car,” he squealed. “Oooh, baby. Nobody’s looking.”

Then the video showed he asked the cameraman to zoom in the spot where he nicked the other car.

“Hold on, zoom in. It’s not dented, is it? There’s no paint?” he asked.

Next, Cardenas approached a Ford employee and chatted her up before continuing to violate the vehicles on display, the video showed.

He noted in the video that there was a sign that said “Please keep off displays.”

Cardenas asked the Ford employee if he could pose on the hood of a roped-off SUV and she joked that she would look the other way.

But again, the video showed the reporter took things way too far.

“OK. Nobody’s looking,” he said, looking dramatically in both directions.

Then Cardenas stepped over a railing and jumped up onto the hood of the SUV, making a horrible sound as he hit the vehicle’s metal surface.

At that point, security intervened off-camera.

“Oh, he told me to get off,” the reporter joked. “I’m gonna get in trouble.”

The car show’s producer, Stacey Castle Bascom, said the auto show officials were outraged over Cardenas’ behavior, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Bascom said KMAX claimed to have fired Cardenas on Monday, the day after he showed blatant disregard for the valuable machines on which he was supposed to be reporting.

“This was an isolated incident with a rogue reporter and fortunately neither one of the cars was damaged,” the car show’s producer said. “I reached out immediately to the management of the station calling for an apology to all involved in the incident.”

“I received a call from KMAX yesterday and was informed the reporter in question was no longer in their employ,” Bascom told the Sacramento Bee.

Watch the bizarre news report in the video below:

Comments (27)
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Grampsdeal
Grampsdeal

Low class piece of crap. I am glad he got fired.

redpill
redpill

Douchebaggery Level = Master

DeplorableDave
DeplorableDave

What a tool. Raise your hand if you hope someone beats his ass.

Lochemet
Lochemet

What a moron! And what audacity to jump on someone's vehicle or open the door and get in without permission. That was a terrible piece of "journalism" including the two female broadcasters laughing along with this guy's stupidity and total lack of respect for others' property, and not to mention very expensive property.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

When he came out with a tie and UNTUCKED SHIRT, I knew he had NO CLASS and NO RESPECT. POS needs to pay for this out of HIS POCKET.

Lite_Nin
Lite_Nin

Well it is California.....Home of disrespect!

Sargejh
Sargejh

Another, why is this story on Blue Lives Matter string? 🙄

DNW
DNW

IMO, it seems like he got a bit of a cold shoulder from the event staff and was p.o.'d about it. Still, when your job is conducted in front of rolling cameras it's in your own best interests to act like a professional!

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

It’s on Blue Lives Matter because they do cover crimes which this definitely is. I like the variety on this site. Skip the articles you don’t like.

CinGuz
CinGuz

Unprofessional from the beginning. He is not uploading a video from his mother's basement but supposed to be a professional reporter. He should never work in news again.

vwiles34
vwiles34

Being a car guy myself who's spent a lot of time and money ( I couldn't afford ) fixing up cars. I can say he's lucky he didn't get his ass kicked. What was he on anyway? He should never be employed as any type of journalist again.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

OMG!! What a douchebag!! You don't jump onto vehicles like that especially when they aren't yours!!

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

Journalism ladies and gents.

sanman899
sanman899

BEAT HIS ASS!!!

Chopper05
Chopper05

Piece of shit must be related to that deviant, Jim Acosta.

Calikid961
Calikid961

My Home town Randomly saw this on this web site. He is normally really good the Show is very relaxed fun weekend reporting. I agree jumping on the car is not cool and he seemed impaired. They probably had his check ready when they drove int he parking lot