Rock 100.5's Sebas Pranks Media At Koran-Burning Protest
September 13, 2010 at 4:24 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Rock WNNX(ROCK 100.5)/ATLANTA morning "REGULAR GUYS" video producer SEBASTIAN "SEBAS" DASKAWICZ-DAVIS pranked the media assembled at the DOVE WORLD OUTREACH CENTER in GAINESVILLE, FL SATURDAY (9/11) with a fake threat to burn a Koran, drawing coverage from several news outlets. SEBAS said this morning (9/13) that he was "trying to show how stupid the media is for falling for all this crap."
SEBAS showed up at the controversial church, whose pastor TERRY JONES threatened to hold "Burn a Koran Day" on the anniversary of the WORLD TRADE CENTER terrorist attach, and claimed to be "SEBASTIAN BAGBY," an engineer and former GEORGIA TECH student ready to burn books at 6p. The books in question, besides a Koran, included "EAT, PRAY, LOVE" and one of the "TWILIGHT" novels. Police immediately confiscated the lighter and Koran, but let SEBAS keep the other books.
The idea of the cops surrounding a man with a book is absurd ... the media's the dummy on this.
On the "REGULAR GUYS" show this morning, SEBAS noted that he had no plans to actually burn anything, adding, "the idea of the cops surrounding a man with a book is absurd ... the media's the dummy on this." He said that as he left GAINESVILLE, a motorcycle officer tailed him and pulled him over for an alleged busted brake light, at which point "about a half-dozen cop cars roll up and a K-9 unit showed up." The police allowed SEBAS to leave town, since he had not broken any laws.