It was a bad Halloween for Emmy-winning local TV reporter Arthur Chi’en of WPIX in New York City, the New York Daily News reports.
According to the story, "Chi’en suffered extensive facial fractures after being dragged off a Greenwich Village Halloween Parade float by a marauding clown, authorities said."
The article continued, "He was trying to scale the float and he grabbed my arm," said the veteran newsman, whose face was shattered in six places when he was pulled off the float. "I tried to wave him off, but the railing gave way," Chi’en [said]. "We both fell, but I landed face first in the street."
Chi’en is expected to have reconstructive surgery on Thursday
The clown fled from the scene and WPIX did not capture the incident on tape, the story says.