A Sprint employee promoted his employer during a live interview Wednesday on Fox News, in which he was asked to describe what he heard during a nearby movie theater shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Authorities said three people were injured when the attacker went into the movie theater with a hatchet and pellet gun, and unleashed pepper spray on moviegoers. The attacker, who had a history of mental health issues, was eventually killed by a SWAT team at the theater.
Shortly after the attack, Fox host Shepard Smith talked to the employee, Tom Dailey, live on-air by phone. The host introduced him by saying he worked nearby and could hear the shooting. Smith asked Dailey to describe the situation.
“We were trying to promote our cut your bill in half when we had a couple police officers come in, tell us to lock all the doors, close everything,” Dailey replied.
“Where do you work in relation to this place?” Smith asked.
“We work at Sprint, where we cut your bill in half,” Dailey said.
Smith stopped and called out the employee for trying to plug his company.
“That’s a nice advertising here in the middle of a shooting at a movie theater,” Smith said.
Dailey replied that he was “just so used to saying it so much.”
Smith continued on with the interview, and Dailey described the sounds of gunfire and the smell of what he thought was tear gas. He said he believe police had killed the suspected attacker.
“After those some odd 30 or 25 shots went off, there were no more shots, so I figured that was the end of that. So now I guess they’re trying to clean up the area,” Dailey said.
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