Twitter users were astonished at the dramatic story of a Washington, D.C., veteran news reporter.

NBC4’s Pat Collins went out into the field this week to take a deep dive into a case of mistaken identity. A woman’s car was vandalized by someone who was apparently very angry with a cheater named Mike.

Veteran Nedra Brantley said she discovered the damageOn Sunday, she drove her red Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. “Mike is a cheater,” read the spray-painted messages on the hood and sides of the car. Side mirrors were taken off, and both front and back windshields damaged.

“Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike,” Collins said, assessing the damage. “See what you’ve done. I don’t know who you are. I don’t know where you are. But you may want to start changing your ways or changing your name.”

Speaking to Brantley, Collins demanded: “Is your name Mike? Do you know anyone who is named Mike? Do you know anybody named Mike?”

She said “No to all” as a bemused victim. She was relieved to say that she had insurance.

It went viral and accumulated more than one million views. On Twitter, viewers couldn’t get it enough of it, with MSNBC’s Joy Reid going as far as to brand the reporter ― known for his passionate storytelling style ― a “national treasure.”

Several fans and D.C. locals said they were delighted that Collins’ hilarity was spreading across the country.

You can see the entire video by clicking the link at the end of this article.


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