A STRING OF UNFORTUNATE MISHAPS COVERING GUSTAV!

OUR GAS STOLEN, A FLAT TIRE AND DAMAGE TO MY VEHICLE!


This post is a little late in coming but you guys won’t mind. While I was in Louisiana covering Gustav it was like the FOX crew was a magnet for bad luck. When we hit the road for New Orleans FOX photographers Mike Foster and Matt Matejka loaded up with several five gallon containers of gas. They were strapped to the top of two SUV news units. The gas was for an emergency. But the fatal error we made was leaving the fuel on top of the trucks in NOLA while we slept in our hotel rooms. Thursday night nothing happened. Friday night all was cool because the gas was still strapped on top of the trucks. Saturday night or early Saturday morning they disappeared. Someone stole at least 6 five gallon drums of fuel from off our news units. I know it was dumb for us to leave them but you live and you learn. But I’m not done yet. Monday morning we were driving from Baton Rouge to Morgan City when my photographer caught a flat. He was stuck in the small city of Addis, La. This happened just as Gustav was making its presence known in the Bayou State. It took us more than a hour to change the tire in the strong winds. As were were putting on the spare the carport roof of the people who helped us blew right off. Where did the tin roof land? On the Insite’s personal vehicle. I still have white scuff marks on my car to show the proof. Can your luck get any worse? I guess we could’ve been killed but thank God that didn’t happen!