KRON reporter Stanley Roberts was attacked while shooting his “People Behaving Badly” segment in Berkeley Thursday afternoon. Roberts got into a scuffle with three men who did not want to be filmed, according to the Oakland Tribune:
Even though Roberts tried to move on, they would not leave him alone, and suddenly, he was attacked from behind. “I never saw it coming,” he said.
When the first man attacked, Roberts said he turned around, grabbed him by the throat and pushed him up against a wall, telling him to not touch him before he let him go. Roberts then said he tried to walk away but that the men followed him and attacked again. “I decided that time I was going to fight back,” he said.
During the scuffle, Roberts had his press credentials stolen and his $5,000 camera and $1,000 microphone broken before police arrived. Roberts said he suffered a sprained back and minor cuts and abrasions, but did not require medical attention at the scene.