TV news crew attacked in Rhode Island, woman's pit bull bites reporter
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:20:07 GMT —
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 (niz-GOH'-dah) on her forearm.
WLNE says Niezgoda received a tetanus shot.
A telephone listing for Lawrence could not immediately be found.