Tom Watson Held Up At Gunpoint In Los Angeles
April 7, 2011 at 5:24 AM (PT)
Veteran programmer, on-air talent and consultant TOM WATSON, most recently OM for AMATURO Classic Hits KJLL (92.7 JILL-FM, now AC PLAYLIST 92.7)/LOS ANGELES, had a big scare YESTERDAY (4/6).
WATSON told ALL ACCESS, "At 2:45 I was standing in front of my car that was in front of my house on a telephone job interview, when a gray SUV pulled up with four gang-bangers inside ... two jumped out. One put a 45 gun to my head and demanded my wallet or money. When I told him I didn't have any, he cocked the gun and said he was going to 'blow my F#$%^ing brains out.' The other guy put both of his hands on my throat and chocked me and pushed my head against the hook of the car."
"I kept telling them I had no money," continued WATSON. "I said, 'check my pockets.' I'll take my pants off if you want ... and he just pushed harder on my throat as he searched me. When they didn't find any money, the guy with the gun acted like he was going to pull the trigger, then got back into the SUV and took off. LAPD and L.A. Fire came out to check me out and take a report."
We're glad TOM's okay. He's on the beach looking for work, so reach out at email@example.com.