Landlord charged with battery after grabbing microphone from reporter

WPEC-TV | Mediaite

Florida landlord Nabil Kashik grabbed a microphone from WPEC-TV reporter Lynn Gordon when she tried to interview him about reports that feces was backing up in bathtubs and on the ground on property he rents. Police arrested Kashik and charged him with battery, WPEC says.

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Earlier this month a woman threw a rock at, and set her dogs upon, a reporter in Rhode Island. And last month in California, a van belonging to a TV crew was broken into -- as was the car of the security guard hired to protect the TV crew.

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    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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