JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ever since a WJXT interview with a Jacksonville Jaguars fan went viral, spreading the phrase "steal the show," News4Jax reporter Scott Johnson has been trying to track the woman down before the start of the season on Sunday.
The interview has been seen by millions, sparking #stealtheshow on social media and even appearing on merchandise.
Now, Johnson is pleading for the public's assistance in helping him find Roberta Anne Montgomery.
"Unfortunately, I can't find her, which has been disturbing to a longtime investigative reporter because I track people down for a living," Johnson said Wednesday.
The story began back in May when Johnson was walking through downtown Jacksonville near the Landing, looking for people to interview about a report that said the Jaguars had gotten the best NFL draft picks.
Montgomery was sitting near the pavilion and called out to Scott that she had some thoughts and would like to speak about it.
Johnson walked over to Montgomery and asked if she had been surprised to hear the Jaguars reportedly got the best draft picks.
"Certainly not," Montgomery said. "The first year, we took it to the limit. And I was in Miami with my new beach house. Well, it was a couple minutes from the beach."
"It's been 20 years since then. We haven't been too strong in the last few years," Johnson told her.
"Oh we've been strong. We're just playing by the rules. You can't have a newcomer come in and steal the show," Montgomery said.
Johnson scoured the downtown area, including the Jacksonville Landing, on Wednesday, asking tons of people for help in his trek to find Montgomery.
But Montgomery was nowhere to be found.
"We want to follow up with her. We don't know if she knows she's made national headlines. We've been looking for her for five months," Johnson said in desperation.
If anyone knows how to get in touch with Montgomery or can help Johnson get in touch with her, email him at email@example.com.