'Mob Wives' star Drita D'Avanzo arrested for alleged assault
UPI News Service, 02/11/2016
Drita D'Avanzo was arrested for an alleged assault Tuesday in New York.
New York Police Department sources told TMZ the 40-year-old "Mob Wives" star got in a verbal altercation with a woman on a Staten Island sidewalk that culminated with D'Avanzo punching the person multiple times.
D'Avanzo reportedly fled the scene in her vehicle and was taken into custody after being arrested in a different location. Neither she nor VH1, home to "Mob Wives," have commented on the incident.
"She was released from the precinct with a desk appearance ticket with a charge of a misdemeanor assault," the NYPD told "Entertainment Tonight." "She must appear back in court on March 9."
D'Avanzo, who once put her hands around co-star Renee Graziano's neck during a fight, posted a screenshot of herself saying, "If everyone's screaming, 'Drita, punch me! Punch me!' I'm gonna [expletive] punch you,'" in January.
D'Avanzo has starred on "Mob Wives" since its premiere in 2011. The reality series co-stars "Big Ang" Raiola, who is presently battling stage 4 cancer, and returned for a sixth and final season last month. New episodes air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.
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