Things got unnecessarily out of hand when a Providence news reporter went to interview a woman whose daughter was shot over the weekend at a graduation party. Melissa Lawrence was arrested after assault after she ordered her dogs to attack an on-air reporter.
The ABC 6 reporter, Abbey Niezgoda, went to tell Lawrence the man who shot her daughter was captured. Lawrence replied, “Okay, that’s good,” and all of a sudden turned vicious. She threw a rock at the camera man and then came back with a bat.
Lawrence was charged with two counts of felony assault.