As news began to develop on Friday during the police search for the remaining Boston Marathon bombing suspect following an intense manhunt, a Fox TV affiliate reported an erroneous name for the suspect that had some laughing at the gaffe.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area station meant to identify the second suspect as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; however the closed-captioning text ID'd the suspect as actress Zooey Deschanel.
"He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel," the caption error read. The lower third, the bottom bar on the KDFW Fox 4 newscast, read: “Manhunt Underway, Authorities Searching in Cambridge & Watertown.”
Twitter user @peterogburn discovered the gaffe and tweeted a screenshot, with the caption, “Oh come on, Fox.” The gaffe has been retweeted more than 4,000 times and, of course, sent to the “New Girl” actress herself.
"Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL," Deschanel tweeted.
Peter Ogburn tweeted back, jokingly, "So, you're saying it wasn't you?"
The second bombing suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, was found Friday evening hiding in a boat in Watertown, suffering from severe injuries to his neck. He's in recovery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, being questioned by police, reports say.
His capture on Friday around 8:40 p.m. EDT came after a day-long search by FBI and countless police officers, and ended a manhunt that began on Thursday evening, when the man and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, were identified as suspects in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, which left three dead and more than 170 injured.
In a violence spree, authorities said the suspects robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store, which turned into a shootout with police, by early Friday. They fled to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, where a campus police officer, Sean Collier, was shot dead, and they also hijacked a car, reports say.
Police said the two men threw explosive devices at them during the chase, in which suspect No. 1, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, later died following a shootout. Police said he was also run over by his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as he made his getaway.