Zooey Deschanel misidentified as Boston Marathon bombing suspect by Fox TV’s closed-captioning

Dylan Stableford
The Sideshow

People watching live coverage of Friday's manhunt in Boston on Dallas-Fort Worth's Fox affiliate with the sound off may have been startled when the network's closed-captioning identified actress Zooey Deschanel as the marathon bombing suspect.

"He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel," a caption shown on the local network read as police and FBI agents searched homes in Watertown, Mass., for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

"Oh come on," Peter Ogburn, a radio producer, wrote on Twitter, linking to a screengrab of the flub.

The "New Girl" star was alerted to the mixup through Twitter by fellow actor Joel McHale.

"Whoa!" Deschanel wrote. "Epic closed captioning FAIL!"