Zooey Deschanel Receives Apology After Being Misidentified as Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Fox 4 screenshot that misidentifies Zooey Deschanel as Boston Marathon bomber

Courtesy Peter Ogburn; Inset: Donato Sardella/WireImage

updated 04/25/2013 AT 10:00 AM ET

originally published 04/25/2013 AT 10:55 AM ET

After being misidentified as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in a closed captioning error, Zooey Deschanel has received a formal apology.

Caption Solutions, the Kansas-based company behind the typo, “deeply” regrets the error and they “sincerely apologize,” President Kala J. Patterson said in a statement, first received by the New York Post.

The mistake occurred while the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was being pursued by investigators during a manhunt on April 19.

As a news anchor on Dallas-Fort Worth’s Fox 4 read aloud the name of 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, closed captioning on screen read, “He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel.”

By the time Deschanel saw a screenshot of the blunder, she declared, “Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!”


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