For some reason, people in the public eye don’t seem to understand that bad behavior will get them into trouble. Perhaps the problem is their egos, but that arrogance always seems to backfire. And one local TV reporter just learned that lesson the hard way.
Colleen Campbell worked for a local Philadelphia news station, but she lost her job after she was caught on video screaming profanity at a Philadelphia police officer. While Campbell’s job was mostly behind-the-scenes in production, she also occasionally went on-air as a reporter.
Sunday night, she was attending a show at the Helium Comedy Club, where comedian Craig Robinson was performing. She was kicked out after being given multiple warnings for her disruptive behavior, and then got into a fight with the bar staff on the way out. Police were eventually called, but Campbell’s behavior just got worse.
“You guys are f***ing dictators… you’re f***ing c**k suckers,” she said the an officer, who stood there calmly as she ranted. “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 then told Campbell, and the man she was with, to walk away, but she refused. “Or what? Or what, mother f***er? Lick my a**hole,” she retorted. “How about that? F***ing piece of s**t. That’s why nobody likes f***ing police… in this f***ing town.”