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.
Why did she have to do this? If she didn’t want to comment, she could have simply declined. No one can force you to speak or answer something if you don’t want to. I’m quite positive having your child shot is traumatizing, and to that one can respectfully decline. But to have your dogs attack is ridiculous, unnecessary, and cruel. Now look at that. Her daughter is home nursing her wounds while homegirl is in jail because she couldn’t properly say to leave her alone. Ma’am, bye.