updated 12/24/2007 4:52:46 PM ET 2007-12-24T21:52:46

A minivan crashed into the glass exterior wall of a downtown TV studio, jarring the building and startling the anchorman delivering the 10 p.m. news.

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No one was injured in the crash Sunday at WLS. The driver, Gerald Richardson, 25, was jailed on charges of causing property damage and reckless driving.

The wreck could be heard on the air and caused anchorman Ravi Baichwal to jump and shout, "Ho!"

The newscast continued, but a camera was turned to show viewers the damage to the outside of the reinforced glass wall, which ordinarily allows passersby to look into the studio.

Police said the cause of the crash was unclear.

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