Brazilian politician throws humor journalist's microphone out a four-story building

The former president of the Brazilian city council of Curitiba (Paraná), João Carlos Derosso, threw a humor journalist's microphone out the window of a four-story building on Tuesday, May 8, reported the newspaper Gazeta do Povo. Journalist Maurício Meirelles is from the TV program Custe o que Custar on the CQC station.

Derosso got angry with Meirelles after the reporter asked him about accusations he had misused public funds, according to the newspaper Estado do Paraná. After the attack, the reporter published on Twitter: "We lost a friend at the City Council of Curitiba: the CQC microphone," along with a picture of the microphone on the lawn.

The press office of the City Council confirmed the attack, reported the portal Uol. The Brazilian Social Democracy Party dismissed Derosso after his name was linked with irregular adverting contracts signed by the Council, according to the news site G1.

Cases where politicians grab things out of reporter's hands are not rare. In March of 2011, senator Roberto Requião took the voice recorder from a reporter of the radio station Rádio Bandeirantes.

However, politicians are not the only ones who get irritated with the CQC program. In April of this year, Mauricio Meirelles interrupted TV coverage of U.S. Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton to offer Clinton a carnival mask, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.