UPDATE June 7, 3:55 p.m. EST:
The 28-year-old who verbally abused a cop outside a Philadelphia comedy club said she's receiving thousands of threatening phone calls and messages, some of which were "deeply disturbing sexual and violent," according to the New York Post. Colleen Campbell said she's "ashamed and embarrassed" by the viral video showing her cursing out a cop last Sunday.
“From the time the video was made public, Ms. Campbell has been the recipient of thousands of lewd and threatening phone calls, texts, messages, and emails ranging from angry, profane, and defamatory insults to deeply disturbing sexual and violent threats,” read a statement to The Post from a Campbell family spokesman, attorney Wayne Pollock. “Ms. Campbell and her family are still sorting out the events of that night. Their highest priority is the health and well-being of Ms. Campbell.”
Pollock added that Campbell is attempting to reach the Philadelphia Police Department officer to offer a personal apology.
ORIGINAL STORY: Ooooooooh boy. If you're not ready for some graphic, graphic language this morning, skip this one and move onto something else.
On Sunday night, South Jersey's own Colleen Campbell, a 2016 graduate of Temple University with a degree in broadcast journalism and on-air talent for PHL 17, went to go see a comedy show in Philadelphia featuring Craig Robinson (Darryl from "The Office").
She finished the night being arrested and led away by police after an expletive-laden tirade against a cop.
WARNING | Content is seriously graphic. Would make a sailor furiously blush.
According to Wil Sylvince, a New York comic who was also present at the comedy club that night and filmed the whole episode, Campbell was asked the leave the club for being loud. But once outside, she didn't exactly calm down, instead opting to begin screaming at a police officer (who is admirably calm throughout the whole ordeal).
After attempting to spit on the officer, Campbell was placed in cuffs and the officer called for backup. But that didn't stop Campbell.
Oh no siree, Bob.
She continued to swear at the officer and even broke a cardinal rule of the media: Never try and threaten someone with the fact that you are a member of the media, especially not when you are being filmed.
“I work at a f****** news station, motherf*****,” said Campbell.
Campbell was charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct, reports Phillymag.com.
She was released on Monday but is due to appear in court on June 13.
Meanwhile, unsurprisingly, PHL 17 has erased Campbell's bio from its web page and many of her videos and articles from the site have been deleted, as have her social media accounts.
Seriously though, how calm is that cop? Kudos to you, officer, wherever you are.