Almost as revolting as its "Live at 4" rundown of grocery specials is WOWT's "Burglaries and Break-ins" segment on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Reported by bulbous Brian Mastre, this little gem is no more than a sampling of places that have been hit by crime in the past week or so. Compounding the inanity this week was a tag by anchor Tracy Madden informing us that we can find a list of all the week's burglaries on the station's "Reminders Board."
What the hell is the point of this? Are there people sitting at home wondering where they might find crime info? Are these people saying "Thank God Channel 6 has aired this feature and posted it on the internet"? Not bloody likely. But, as they must say a lot in Channel 6 management, "What the hell...it'll kill two minutes."