The latest eye witness extraordinaire to grace local news in the US has quickly paid the price of fame.
Courtney Barnes, a Mississippi man who became an overnight sensation because of his memorable account of witnessing a non-fatal crash on his way to "get me a piece of burger", was recognised during his star turn by local shop Swellophonic, who suspect him of shoplifting, according to WAPT.
A police spokersperson was quoted as saying that Barnes was wanted on two contempt of court charges relating to $1,700 of unpaid traffic tickets and a warrant for the shoplifting charge in Jackson.
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