TV Reporter Loses Job Over Public Urination Incident

Sep 11, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A public urination incident has cost an investigative reporter his job at a TV station, TVSpy.com reports. In the incident, Rob Koebel of WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee allegedly was belligerent with police after he was reportedly seen urinating outside of an Apple store in Glendale, Wis., the story says.

According to the police report, Koebel ignored a security officer who asked him to stop urinating outside the store, and police were called. When asked to hand over his phone, Koebel allegedly said, "No, do you know who you’re messing with?," according to the story.

He also called officers derogatory names, according to the police report, the story says.

Koebel joined the NBC affliate in 2011. He was previously married to HLN anchor Christi Paul, who published a book this year called "Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt," the story says.


  1. Hand over his phone? For public urination? Police or big brother…not really sure there is any difference these days.

  2. I remember when WUPW-“Fox Toledo” had this same issue, but was a restaurant.
    ( Toledo blade link to story : http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2008/07/22/WUPW-weatherman-is-facing-3-charges.html).
    Been quite the change from when Terri Musim and John McCullough were there. I miss those family values days. This shouldn’t even be an issue that we or children should even be hearing about.

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