Man Pats Reporter's Backside During Live Shot

A TV reporter says she is "violated" and "embarrassed" after someone patted her backside during a live broadcast.

Alex Bozarjian from WSAV-TV was reporting on a road race in Savannah, Georgia. Runners mugged for the camera as they passed, but one man took it too far, patting Bozarjian on the rear end as he ran by.

Bozarjian appeared stunned as the incident happened and needed a moment to collect herself before continuing the live broadcast.

On Twitter, other female journalists have voiced their support for Bozarjian. She even went online tweeting: "To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better.:"

According to "The Independent" Robert Wells, director of the Savannah sports council, promised to find the runner and take action. Race organizers say they are working to identify the runner “This will not be tolerated at our events. Glad we have race bibs and photos for easy identification.”

Image courtesy WSAV-TV/Twitter

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