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Reporter Attacked While Out On Assignment (Video)

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Jeni DiPrizio, an investigative reporter based in Memphis, Tennessee, was attacked on camera while seeking an interview with a scrap yard owner (video below).

The property owner’s daughter, Nancy Ellis, assaulted DiPrizio twice.

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Ellis came out and tried to take DiPrizio’s phone and hit her in the head with a notepad.

“Oww, she hit me!” DiPrizio yelled after Ellis whacked her.

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"That's right," Ellis replied.

DiPrizio was working on the story because people had complained about the property being an illegal junkyard and an eyesore.

DiPrizio filed a police report, but it’s unknown whether Ellis has been charged. DiPrizio was not seriously injured.

Sources: NY Daily News, The Huffington Post, Local Memphis / Image via The Huffington Post