A South Carolina TV news anchor smashed a beer bottle over a man’s head during a heated spat over politics, police said.
Kamie Jo Roesler, a 28-year-old morning news anchor for WIS-TV in Columbia, got into an argument with the 32-year-old victim while sitting outside Sunday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Argus Leader reported.
“We had a few people that were there and two of them began arguing,” police spokesman Sam Clemens told reporters Monday. “They know each other; they’re not in any type of relationship. The victim said that it was some type of political argument.”
Roesler allegedly grabbed a beer bottle and swung it at the man, cracking him in the head.
The victim, from Colton, South Dakota, refused medical attention at the scene for a cut to his face, saying he would see his own doctor for his injuries.
But it “looked like he was probably” going to need stitches after the assault, Clemens said.
Roesler was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault.
The victim didn’t provide any other details about the argument, Clemens said.
Roesler, who joined the South Carolina station more than a year ago, is originally from North Dakota. She previously worked for KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, WIS-TV reported.
Brad Hyatt, the station’s news director, declined to comment when reached Tuesday by The Post.