Friday, February 24, 2012

Bradenton Herald story on 'buy-back' suspect goes viral

By Laura C. Morel
Crime/Immigration Reporter

Today, I was bursting with pride for the Bradenton Herald as one of our stories made national headlines.

On Thursday before I left work, night metro editor Jim DeLa said my story about the armed robber who asked to buy his own gun back would make national headlines.

"Really?" I told him.

But he was right. The Miami Herald, our sister paper, had it posted on their homepage in the morning.

The news website,, also featured it in their array of quirky stories.

And last, but definitely not least, MSNBC had our story on its homepage this afternoon. But they made one mistake: they credited the Miami Herald instead of our paper because they grabbed the story from the South Florida paper's website.

I called and e-mailed MSNBC. Within about an hour, the correction was made. And our paper, the one and only Bradenton Herald, was credited.

Click here to see the MSNBC write-up.

1 comment:

  1. Hometown pride is not what comes to mind when one thinks of his inept criminal but Jim Dela was right such stupidity deserves nationwide notice.

    Cedrc Mitchell has had his 15 minutes of fame now lets hope he gets 15 years of anonymity in a prison somewhere