It was hot in Fredericksburg this past weekend, but not this hot.
Former WTVR CBS 6 news weatherman Aaron Justus was just having a little fun on his last day of work on June 6, 2011, but his comedic video stunt has gone viral on YouTube after a massive heat wave struck the Fredericksburg area this past weekend when temperatures hovered above 100 degrees.
On his blog, he wrote that he is flattered by the popularity of his video on YouTube. According to Justus, the video was never aired and it was part of an ongoing joke with the production crew.
"The daily grind of TV finally wore me down, which is why I decided to change careers and enter the brewing industry," wrote Justus on his blog. "I attended the American Brewers Guild and moved to San Diego, CA. I am now a brewer at Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits."
The Richmond Times-Dispatch interviewed the former weatherman on how his video went viral on the Internet. According to the article, Fake NBC12 posted the video on June 29 on YouTube, where it has more than 1.4 million views.