The father of a woman who had just been sentenced for staging her own abduction attacked a news photographer inside a Pennsylvania courthouse Thursday.
And it was all caught on video.
William Siner, father of Bonnie Sweeten, stepped out of the courtroom after his daughter pleaded guilty and lunged towards one photographer before pouncing on a second photographer.
A third photographer grabbed Siner from behind, placing him in a chokehold until authorities arrived and walked him away.
It wasn’t clear if he will be charged. The photographer, meanwhile, was shaken up.
Sweeten was sentenced to nine to 24 months in prison for identity theft and making false reports to police.
In May, she called police reporting that she and her daughter had been abducted by two black men in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
But the truth was, she had flown to Florida with her daughter and checked into a hotel at Walt Disney World.
She is also being investigated by federal authorities for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her own family and the law firm where she worked.