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Former TV intern causes trouble after firing

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former intern at KSTP-TV faces criminal charges after she allegedly went on a tirade when she was fired.

Jennifer Anato-Mensah allegedly yelled obscenities, chased an executive producer, and smashed a window in the newsroom. She’s charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.

Danielle Prenevost is an executive producer of KSTP’s early evening newscasts. She says the intern did not understand the concepts of a TV newsroom and that she told Anato-Mensah she didn’t have enough experience.


At that point, Prenevost says, Anato-Mensah "just lost it."

The criminal complaint says that on Oct. 13, the 21-year-old began yelling at Prenevost saying she would "mess you up." It says Prenevost tried to walk away, and the intern chased her, eventually kicking out a window in a conference room door as she tried to get in.

Anato-Mensah is a student at the University of Minnesota. She did not return a message left by The Associated Press.

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