Prince Bodyguard


CLEVELAND – Certain moments burn themselves into your memory; in our video player is one of those moments for me.

September 5, 1984, the pop star Prince was trying to stealthily visit Cleveland to see his then-girlfriend Sheila E perform at the Agora.

Prince, was a red-hot sensation in the music biz at the time. His movie “Purple Rain” was released just a few weeks earlier.

We here at WEWS got a tip he was on his way via private jet to Burke Lakefront Airport. Reporter Paul Orlousky and I went to Burke Lakefront Airport and received clearance to be on the tarmac for the stars arrival.

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One problem, one very big problem got in our way – Prince’s bodyguard. Charles “Chick” Hunstberry said “We don’t want no pictures taken, OK?”


To read the rest of what happened between the bodyguard and camera crew back in ’84 and see the video, click here:

Article and Picture Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5

Throwback Thursday: Prince’s Bodyguard vs. WEWS-TV5 Crew circa 1984  was originally published on