Two Caught, One Wanted in Berkeley Attack on KRON 4’s Stanley Roberts


BERKELEY (KRON) — Two people are in custody and one other is still on the loose in connection with an attack on KRON 4’s Stanely Roberts on Telegraph Avenue.

“I was out doing a story on Telegraph Avenue,” Stanley tells KRON 4 News. “I’ve heard some of the problems they’ve had out there have gotten worse.”

Stanley says people in the neighborhood had told him about a group of street people sit on the street and beg for money to feed their dogs. Stanley does the popular “People Behaving Badly” segment on KRON 4 News.

“The guy in the blue shirt was the one stirring up problems,” Stanley says. “I explained to them that in public they had no expectation of privacy.”

Stanley then got a shot of one of the suspect’s dogs barking on the public street.

“That’s when everything went sideways,” Stanley adds. “They attacked me from behind. I started swinging back. The guy who had no shirt on assaulted me from behind. I grabbed him by the neck. The guy who owned the dog then attacked me. I swung at him and connected.”

Stanley says he managed to get free and called 911.

Berkeley police responded and took two of the suspects into custody. Two others, including the man without a shirt who Stanley says attacked him the first place, remain on the loose.

“I refused to go down without a fight and I used equal force to defend myself,” Stanley said in a posting on the KRON 4 News Facebook page. “In other words I got my licks in too. Hey I’m from Philly what would you expect!! I have been ordered by a doctor to take a mini break so I will. To me it was just another day in paradise! I pressed charges and will seek justice. I want to make it clear it is not OK to assault a journalist ever!”

Stay tuned to KRON 4 and for the latest on this developing story.

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