Heather Holmes was reporting on a local Oakland woman who was robbed and attacked Monday night when irony struck the KTVU employee:
The journalist’s purse was stolen from an unlocked news van just steps away from the crew (and across the street from police headquarters) during the live feed.
"R u kidding me? Doing a live report at @oaklandpoliceca headquarters & my purse is stolen from the live truck! We were parked outside #OPD!!" Holmes Tweeted soon after the incident.
The culprit used Heather's bank card within 20 minutes of swiping it.
"Credit cards now canceled. Locks changed. Lesson here... be aware of your surroundings at all times, including at police headquarters," Holmes added.
The reporter soon changed her perspective, however, consider she was covering the story of a young woman who was beaten on the streets.
"While it's a bummer that my purse was stolen, it doesn't compare to what purse snatcher's did to this woman," Holmes wrote. "She was beaten about the face & head for her purse in #Temescal. @oaklandpoliceca responds & says it will increase patrols in the area."