CHARLESTON, West Virginia — The weather girl on a local TV news broadcast was arrested after allegedly fracturing the show anchor’s skull in a boozed-up bar brawl over the anchor’s husband.
Meteorologist Chelsea Ambriz, 26, was charged with battery after allegedly tackling WSAZ-TV station anchor Erica Bivens and knocking her to the ground. Bivens was left with a fractured skull and ruptured ear drum in the tussle, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.
Bivens had been out drinking with her husband, Donald, in Charleston when the couple bumped into Ambriz at the local Broadway Bar in downtown Charleston, according to a police report obtained by TV news blog, Ftvlive.com.
Ambriz, who works with Biven on the station’s 4 p.m. newscast, began flirting with Donald — but he spurned her advances, according to the police report.
Bivens, who already had a rocky relationship with Ambriz allegedly confronted the weather girl about making moves on her man.
That’s when Ambriz allegedly lunged at Bivens — causing both of them to tumble to the ground near a bartender’s station, according to the police report.
Bivens was rushed to the hospital with hearing loss and a lump on her head.