Remarkable scenes highlighting some real “cream of the crop” behaviour from the Australian public today, with a 9 News reporter allegedly assaulted with a lit cigarette, shoved into her face by a woman as she left court this morning.
Just had a woman stub her lit cigarette into my face at Caboolture Court…Charming.
— Alex Bernhardt (@ABernhardt9) June 7, 2015
Bernhardt did not suffer any serious burns from the incident, and stated to the Daily Mail:
“[It left] a bit of a red mark… but I don’t want to blow it out of proportion, it’s gone now.”
“It certainly wasn’t something I was expecting when you’re doing your job.”
Police subsequently charged the charming individual with public nuisance. She will appear in court on July 23rd to have the charges heard.