Howard Stern Fan Prank Calls CNN During Napa Earthquake Coverage (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Napa, Calif., was struck this morning by a 6.0 earthquake at 3:20 a.m. The shaker was the largest quake near the Bay Area in 25 years.

According to Reuters, 89 people were treated for injuries, older buildings were destroyed, homes caught fire and the power went down in wine country.

CNN was providing live coverage after the quake struck, which brought out a Howard Stern fan who prank called the cable news network on the air, notes Uproxx.com (video below).

The prankster pretended to be "Adam Shore," a “PIO of the San Francisco police.”

“Because it was so early, most people were in their homes when it happened," said the prankster. "And what we believe this was, is a rumbling from Howard Stern’s butt crack.”

“Obviously, that is not who we expected,” the CNN anchor cut in. “We apologize for that so early in the morning. This is a serious situation so we don't need any jokes going on right now.”

Later on CNN, host Ana Cabrera described pictures of broken wine bottles in Napa as “heartbreaking," reports RawStory.com (video below).

Silver Oak winery CEO David Duncan had tweeted the pictures of the broken bottles.

“We did have some damage, a few barrels, we had three barrels fall, and some wine bottles went down,” said Duncan. “I tweeted a picture this morning.”

“We’re showing it to our viewers right now,” stated Cabrera. “It’s heartbreaking to see that image, especially if you are a wine lover, but also knowing that this impacts your livelihood.”

Cabrera added that the lost wine bottles were “really a tragedy.”

“There were hundreds of bottles that were broken unfortunately,” stated Duncan.

“That’s tough, I’m so sorry to hear that,” lamented Cabrera.

Sources: Reuters, Uproxx.com, RawStory.com