Eyewitness News at 11 photobomb: the story behind the photo

Rob Powers has the story.
November 28, 2013 2:18:35 PM PST
Meet Anthony Bartilucci, a young man from Long Island. Last Friday, Anthony and his friend came to Manhattan for a concert.

"We were running as fast as we could from Penn to here, about 42 blocks," says Anthony, "we get here in about 15 minutes, so we tried to take a breather and we saw you guys filming, so we thought it would be funny to take a random picture outside."

That random picture was taken during a commercial break of Eyewitness News at 11. So as Anthony posed, "Attack, Attack" shirt and all, Rob Powers posed, too, in the background. It was a perfect photobomb.

Anthony's friend Angelo knew it, and posted the picture on the social news site, Reddit.

"I didn't think it would get as big as it did, but when I saw it start rising, I was slowly waiting," says Anthony, "But it hit the front page, then it hit the first rank, and I was like 'wow!'"

Anthony says that when he went to look on Reddit, there were almost a million views, even though his friend had only posted the picture a couple of hours earlier.