TV news crew attacked in RI while reporting story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - June 5, 2013 (WPVI) -- A Rhode Island TV station says a woman threw a rock, waved a baseball bat and urged her dogs to attack a news crew reporting on a kindergarten graduation party shooting.
WLNE-TV reports that its cameraman and reporter were on a street and seeking to speak with the mother of a victim after a teenage boy turned himself in to police. The girl was shot in the back and is recovering.
Video shows the mother, Melissa Lawrence, throwing a rock at them, wielding a baseball bat, screaming "Get away from me," and then directing her two pit bulls to attack them. The dogs are shown biting reporter Abbey Niezgoda on her forearm.
WLNE says Niezgoda received a tetanus shot.
A telephone listing for Lawrence could not immediately be found.
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