NBC4 reporter Robert Kovacik somehow didn't completely lose his mind when a large cockroach raced across his shoulders while he reported about unsolved homicides possibly linked to the Manson Family.

NBC's video slows down the bug's trip across Mt. Kovacik.

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Here's an animated GIF of what I believe to be the most spine-tingling three seconds of that video:

On Twitter, Kovacik asks viewers to help him name the bug:

By Kovacik standards, this insult was pretty mild; in 2010 he was attacked while out with his friend Lisa Vanderpump, a "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, and her husband.

Armed with a ukulele, two young Angelenos paid tribute to Kovacik's "cool" earlier this year: