SAN DIEGO – A television reporter investigating a suspected real estate scam was attacked by a woman and her husband, who punched and tackled him as a cameraman videotaped the incident.Let this be a warning that Muslim savagery like the above can and will be found even in the US and the west coast.
Reporter John Mattes of Fox 6 News said he was treated for cracked ribs, bite wounds and cuts to his face after the confrontation Tuesday. The couple, identified by authorities as Assad “Sam” Suleiman, 36, and his wife, Rosa Amelia Barraza, 33, were arrested.
The television footage shows Mattes and XETV cameraman Dennis Waldrop talking to a man outside a La Jolla area home when a woman arrives and starts screaming at the reporter: “Why are you doing this?” and “Stop it!” She throws water from a bottle at the pair and strikes Mattes in the face with the plastic container.
A man, identified by Fox 6 News as Suleiman, then gets out of a car and punches Mattes in the face and head and puts him in a headlock.
Brian Phillips, the man about to be interviewed, tried to pull Suleiman off Mattes, but the three fell to the ground and Suleiman continued to kick at Mattes.
“He literally just came flying straight at me ... and I am feeling someone ripping at my face, pulling at my hair,” Mattes said. “We are talking about someone gouging, scratching and biting me.”
The video showed blood streaks and cuts on Mattes' face as he tried to get away.
Barraza, who during the confrontation threatened to get a gun, was booked for investigation of making a terrorist threat, battery, and theft for allegedly grabbing the cameraman's microphone, Police Lt. Dan Christman said. He said Suleiman was booked for investigation of felony assault.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
TV reporter was attacked by Muslim couple in San Diego
This is old news, but still well worth noting. Assad Suleiman, a real estate agent, and his wife, Rosa Amelia Barraza, were arrested in September last year for a violent assault on John Mattes, an investigative TV reporter looking into some shady dealings of theirs. The cameraman filmed it on tape. From the San Diego Union Tribune (via The Islamic Threat):