Milwaukee television reporter A.J. Bayatpour was arrested on battery charges after police said that he punched a reporter from a rival network at Friday’s Brewers game, according to FTV Live. Bayatpour was taken into custody on Saturday and has since been released on bail.
Bayatpour works for FOX affiliate WITI Channel 6, while the man he allegedly assaulted, Ben Jordan, works for NBC affiliate WTMJ Channel 4. Neither was attending Friday night’s game against the Cubs for work. Per the police report obtained by FTV Live, Bayatpour had been “ridiculing” one of his coworkers, Madeline Anderson, who is dating Jordan. When Jordan stepped in, Bayatpour is said to have punched him and “caused a significant injury.”
Here’s the copy of that police report from FTV Live:
A spokeswoman for WITI’s parent organization, Tribune Broadcasting, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the company was aware of the altercation and was investigating.
Just “a typical Chicago Cubs busy night.”