Passerby Hurls Beer Bottle at North Carolina Investigative Reporter

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Charlotte, N.C. reporter Matt Grant was just about to begin a live shot when a stranger drove by and threw a beer bottle at him and his video journalist, Tim Mullican.

Grant, an investigative reporter at WJZY, recalled the incident on Twitter and shared a photo of the aftermath.

“This is not OK – A minute before our live shot, a man drove by and threw a full beer bottle right at and me, screaming an obscenity,” Grant wrote.  “He missed us and we’re both safe, thankfully, but it’s upsetting that journalists are being attacked just for doing our jobs.”


Grant said the passerby threw a full Modelo beer at them. In the image he posted on Twitter, you can see the broken glass from where the bottle shattered on the sidewalk.