A Philadelphia TV reporter became the news in disturbing fashion when video of her obscene diatribe at a cop went viral.
The video shows Colleen Campbell raining profanities on the officer after being booted from local comedy club Helium on Sunday. He patiently endures the verbal assault while a comedian from the show filmed the encounter.
Police arrested Campbell, 28, on charges of criminal mischief, making terroristic threats, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, CBS Philadelphia reported in the video segment above. She also got fired from her job at PHL 17.
At one point in the clip above, Campbell was given a chance to walk away while a man attempted to defuse the situation, even thanking the officer. But she then unleashed a stream of profanity, calling the cop “motherfucker” and inviting him to “lick my asshole” and while insulting police in general. “That’s why society hates you,” she said.
When she attempted to spit on a manager, the officer handcuffed her. But the tirade didn’t stop. She also noted that she worked for a television station ― but not so politely.
Police said Campbell kicked the officer several times as she was escorted into the squad car, according to Philly.com.
Campbell suggested to Philadelphia Magazine that she may have been drugged while conceding she had consumed five alcoholic drinks that night.
She said she wanted to apologize to the officer. “That’s not me or how I talk or act or anything at all,” she told the magazine “I don’t know what to do. I feel ruined and embarrassed for me and my family.”
In a statement to the New York Post, attorney Wayne Pollock, the Campbell family spokesman, said she has received “thousands of lewd and threatening phone calls, texts, messages, and emails ranging from angry, profane, and defamatory insults to deeply disturbing sexual and violent threats” since the video emerged.
Campbell was released without bail and has a June 13 court date, Philly.com noted.
This story has been updated with the family’s statement.