A television reporter has been fired after she was caught on video unleashing a vicious, expletive-laden tirade against a Philadelphia police officer.
Colleen Campbell, 28, was filmed calling a cop a ‘f***ing piece of s**t’ and trying to spit on another man after she was kicked out of Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club on Sunday night.
Campbell, who had bragged in the video that she worked at a f***ing news station’, was fired from her job at PHL17 soon after the footage emerged.
She was asked to leave the club after multiple warnings for disrupting a show featuring comedian Craig Robinson with her loud whispering. She allegedly then got into a fight with bar staff on the way out.
The video of her outside the club, which has since gone viral, was shared on Facebook by New York City comic Wil Sylvince.
‘You guys are f***ing dictators… You’re f***ing c**k suckers,’ Campbell was filmed telling the police officer outside.
‘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 officer, who remained incredibly calm, told Campbell and another man she was with to walk away.
‘Or what? Or what, mother f***er? Lick my a**hole,’ Campbell told him. ‘How about that? F***ing piece of s**t. That’s why nobody likes f***ing police… in this f***ing town.’ The cop proceeded to place Campbell in handcuffs after she appeared to spit in the face of a man standing outside the club. She bizarrely took off her shoe and told the man to smell it.
‘What’s that called? What’s that called? Assault? Show me videotape,’ Campbell said after she was handcuffed. ‘You can’t. That’s why everybody hates you guys! You can’t prove it! You f***ing piece of s***s.’ She was then heard telling the officer to stop tasering her, despite him insisting he was only putting handcuffs on her.
The five-minute tirade ends with Campbell shouting at the officer that she works for the news station.
She was charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Campbell has now deleted all of her social media accounts, but wrote on Facebook after the video emerged that she had only had one drink and flagged the possibility she may have been drugged. She later told the Philly Mag she had two drinks at the club and several others earlier in the night.
‘I feel awful. That’s not me or how I speak or how I talk or how I was raised. I had to delete all my social media, because I’m getting threats,’ she told the magazine on Tuesday.
‘Everything was foggy. I do remember coming in to Helium. I do remember getting into an altercation there, but I don’t remember what it was about.
‘I don’t know what to think. I know my limits. I’m a bartender. I didn’t feel wasted walking in.
‘I wanna apologize to the officer. I don’t remember the whole altercation at all. I remember feeling attacked. I would never talk like that. It was like watching a whole different me.’