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A TV reporter was caught on camera unleashing a profane tirade on a police officer.
The incident unfolded outside of the Helium comedy club in Philadelphia on the evening of June 4. New York comedian Wil Sylvince recorded PHL 17 reporter Colleen Campbell and the aftermath of her being removed from the club. Sylvince wrote on Facebook:
About last night: this very obnoxious lady, who wasn’t drunk (nor high I think) was disturbing the show with her “loud whispering”. After 3 warnings and other customers were complaining she was asked to leave.
When she got kicked out she assaulted (kicking, punching, and eye poking) 3 of the employees in bar area right outside the showroom and then outside she mock spit in the mangers face when a cop came.
She verbally abused this poor cop who was trying to keep the peace at first.
The show was great though! Love me some Philly! Thank you
#philly #Philadelphia #kickedout #phillycops #whiteprivilege #toddrexx #craigrobinson #wilsylvince #helium #heliumcomedyclub #comedy #getyourassout #lickmyasshole
After Campbell was ejected from the club, a cop walked over to the situation. Campbell calls the cop “a f**king piece of s**t” and then says:
You’re f**king c**k suckers. I did not do s**t, I stood there and laughed like the rest of the audience like I should. I did not disrupt anybody.
The man who is with Campbell tries to calm the situation, and the officer tells the man that he just wants the couple to go. That prompted Campbell to start up again:
Or what? Or what, motherf**ker? Lick my a**hole. How about that? F**king piece of s**t. That’s why nobody likes f**king police… idiots in this f**king town.
When Campbell looks as though she’s about to spit in the face of a club employee, the cop slaps the cuffs on. Campbell tells the cops that she works for a news organization and that “no wonder everyone wants to blow [cops’] f**king heads off.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Campbell will appear in court on June 13 to answer to charges of resisting arrest, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
A spokeswoman for Campbell’s former employer, PHL 17, told the Inquirer, “Colleen Campbell is no longer employed by PHL17.”