Bizarre moment when an A Current Affair reporter is involved in a parking stand-off with another driver: ‘I’m calling Channel Seven!’
- A Current Affair reporter filmed Tuesday afternoon in a parking garage
- Martin King’s Mercedes SUV and another car got stuck in the parking lot
- In a clip shared on social media, another driver jokes that he’s going to ‘call Channel 7’
A driver has filmed his bizarre confrontation with a Channel 9 reporter after their cars got stuck in an underground car park.
The driver filmed the moment he encountered a Mercedes SUV, believed to be driven by A Current Affair reporter Martin King, as he tried to leave a parking lot in Melbourne just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Mercedes drives into the parking lot but blocks the road for the other driver.
The two cars are then seen facing each other for a moment before Mr. King gets out of his car to talk to the impatient driver who is filming the moment on his dashcam.
‘Just turn around! Backwards!’ the Dashcam driver can be heard screaming in the clip shared Tuesday to the Dashcam Owners of Australia Twitter account.
The driver filmed the moment he encountered a Mercedes SUV, believed to be driven by A Current Affair reporter Martin King, while trying to navigate a car park in Melbourne just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Martin King is a long-running A Current Affair reporter based in Melbourne (pictured)
Mr King informs the driver that he cannot reverse because an object is blocking his car before the other drivers seem to recognize him.
‘Are not you?’ says the driver.
‘Yes, I’m Channel 9. I have three kids in the car. I can’t turn around,” Mr. King says.
“You have a four-wheel drive and you are famous, just go back,” the driver jokes.
The dashcam driver eventually backs up and backs up so Mr. King can maneuver his Mercedes to the side and let it pull out.
But desperate for the last word, the driver yells out the window as he passes Mr. King: ‘Thank you, I’m calling Channel Seven’.
Though the clip had racked up more than 2,600 views on Tuesday night, the standoff probably wouldn’t have shocked the 36-year-old industry veteran.
Mr. King pulls his car over to allow the other driver to pass (pictured)
The reporter himself made headlines in 2016 when he intervened to defend a woman who was attacked by her partner in broad daylight in Melbourne’s CBD.
He and other bystanders prevented the man from running away until police could arrive and arrest him.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr King for comment.