Dancing Arizona man attracts attention live news broadcast
Bryan Amann captured the attention of a live news broadcast in Scottsdale, Arizona when he hijacked a multi-car accident report with a slew of slick dance moves.
An Arizona man captured the attention of a live news broadcast when he hijacked a multi-car accident report with a slew of slick dance moves.
Bryan Amann started doing the robot when he noticed the news helicopter flying above him in Scottsdale.
FOX 10 Phoenix was broadcasting from the scene of a three-car accident involving a Lamborghini, a Mercedes and a Honda, which plowed into the front of a building, when the news station's SkyFOX aerial camera caught sight of a man dancing.
Scottsdale's Bryan Amann rushed to the rooftop to try to grab the attention of a hovering SkyFOX camera that was broadcasting live coverage of a non-fatal car accident in the vicinity
The SkyFOX camera zoomed in on Amann once it was realized that he was dancing on the roof
'Take a look at this guy, he is really taken into the action of SkyFOX being here and wants to put on a little show,' a reporter said during the live broadcast as the camera zoomed in from above on the dancing man, later identified as Amann.
Amann, wearing an orange polo shirt and khaki bermuda shorts, got a total of 36 seconds of air time as he did the robot, Michael Jackson-style kicks and other dance moves.
Every few seconds, Amann can be seen checking his phone while dancing.
The clip quickly spread on the internet, with more than 1.8million people having watched the video since it was posted on FOX 10's Facebook page.
FOX 10 couldn't resist tracking down Amann the same day the clip of him dancing on air went viral.
It turned out that Amann, director of business development at Team Eagle Logistics, was at work watching the car accident footage broadcast feed when he realized that his office was near where the crash site.
While dancing, Amann checked his phone periodically to make sure he was still on camera
Once he knew he was still being broadcast, Amann kept on doing the robot and other moves
'I was in the office and I was looking at my live FOX 10 feed and I was like, "Something is going down," ' Amann told FOX 10. 'I thought to myself, that's right next door to our office. Right back there.'
Amann then told his coworkers that he was heading up to the parking garage to try to attract the SkyFOX camera's attention.
'When I ran over there, I had to look at my phone to make sure that the guy was looking at me. You gotta get the guys attention and then once he had me on the zoom, it was go time,' said Amann.
As for why he kept checking his phone while he was busting a move, Amann said, 'As I'm doing my moves, I had to make sure that I was still in the TV screen, because I wouldn't want to waste good dance moves.'
After his on-air antics, a coworker described Bryan Amann as being 'the life of the party'
Amann's co-worker, Michael Gentile was not surprised by Amann's antics.
'He's the life of the party, he's the guy that you want to be around all of the time. He definitely carries that about him all the time, in the office, outside of the office,' Gentile told FOX 10.
As for this sudden onset of fame, Amann joked, 'It's got its ups and downs. I'm trying to really maintain a humble mindset. I'm really not trying to let this go to my head, get too famous, you know what I mean?'
There were no serious injuries in the car accident which accidentally made Amann internet famous.