Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Suspended Dispatcher Points Gun At Orlando TV Reporter

While working on the story of a Volusia County dispatcher who was suspended for three days, WESH TV2 reporter Claire Metz had a gun pulled on her Tuesday.

Metz had gone to the home of Shauna Justice to get her side of the story. Justice was suspended because her superiors said she was using her cellphone in September while her dispatch trainee took a call. As a result of that call, emergency responders ended up at the wrong address, and the victim suffered a heart attack and ultimately died.

Justice was arrested after the incident involving the WESH 2 News crew at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and held on $1,500 bond.

Metz walked up to her door on Jungle Road without a camera or microphone to see if she would share her story, Metz said.  Justice opened the door with a gun in her hand, pointing it at Metz's head, cursing at her and telling her to leave her property.

"The gun was no more than a foot or two from my head, and Ms. Justice held it on me until I backed away to our truck," Metz said.

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