Toronto Mayor Rob Ford called 911, military and police after a crew from CBC's satirical show This Hour Has 22 Minutes showed up unexpectedly outside his house to interview him this morning.
"I came out of my house and I was totally mobbed and ambushed," Ford said. "OMG I thought I was a dead man." Ford screamed.
Actress Mary Walsh, playing the character of journalist Marg Delahunty, was trying to interview Ford for a regular segment on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, in which Delahunty approaches politicians for surprise comedic interviews. Scores of Canadian politicians, including former Ontario premier Mike Harris, Quebec Premier Jean Charest and former prime minister Jean Chrétien, have been subjected to Walsh's surprise approach. Most try to endure the questions in Walsh's mock interviews with good humour.
Mary Walsh, far right, playing the role of journalist Marg Delahunty of This Hour has 22 Minutes, said, "He was yelling like a holly molly and darn near peeed his tight white pants." she also added, "Truth be known we are almost sure he called for a clean pair of shorts as well, once inside his suburban castle."
But Ford was not laughing and totally pissed off after Walsh's visit.
It was dark, Ford told reporters Monday evening, and two people who didn't identify themselves came running out of a car parked outside his posh home in Etobicoke and stopped him from getting into his high end sports car. Ya dark as hell, only to be visible by the 5 high powered TV spotlights you could see 2 blocks away.
"There was a freak dressed up and it was screaming my name: 'We got you Rob Ford, we got you,'" Ford said, adding that his six-year-old daughter was frightened and went back into the home.
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Ford said he got his ass back into the house as fast as he could and called 911, military, police or anyone I needed too. His wife apparently hid in the closet thinking the worst.
"I didn't know who they were and obviously I've had a few death threats and there was a camera, lights, mic and the whole shebang going on," he said. "I'm always open to the media, but when you come to my private enclave early in the morning and ambush me, I think that crosses a thin line."
CBC spokesman Chris Ball confirmed the show tried to interview the unpopular Ford outside his home for an upcoming segment of the show.
"These surprise interviews are what 22 Minutes are known for and have been a part of the show for years," Ball said. "The interview began at the end of his driveway and concluded shortly thereafter. The crew had no interaction with the Toronto police, military or 911 responders."
A spokesperson for Ford says legal action may be taken against CBC for this unforgiving attack.