Who is Ronnie the Limo Driver?
The part of the country that doesn't listen to Howard Stern and his pranksters learned the answer to that question when an unidentified Stern fan tricked CBS2/KCAL 9 Los Angeles into putting him live on the air as a "spokesman" for California Department of Fish and Game.
Breaking into a report from KCAL 9 reporter Carter Evans, who was within earshot of the firefight between sheriff's deputies and Dorner but was not hit, a KCAL 9 news anchor asks "Mr. Taugher" of "Fish and Game" a series of questions about the first person to spot Dorner.
The "spokesman" then claims that Ronnie the Limo Driver shot Dorner after getting caught in a "fightout" between game wardens and Dorner on his way to a "block party," then tells the anchor, "You know, you're a real dumbass! ..."
"...You still don't know this was a prank ...?"
Then the prankster is abruptly yanked off the air.
Here's a YouTube video with excellent sound, as the prankster lures in the anchorwoman:
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TMZ reported that:
The caller got through to KCBS-TV moments ago claiming to be a State Fish and Game ranger named Mike Taugher ... and he was SUPPOSED to recap the events leading up to the shootout.
It started out pretty believable ... but when the caller name-dropped Ronnie The Limo Driver (a Stern regular) it was pretty clear CBS has just been hoaxed.
But only if you listen to Howard Stern on Sirius XM Radio.
The headline has been changed to reflect that an apparent fan made the call.