Glittarazzi CEO Kelly Ann Collins went on a rampage this afternoon after bearing witness to a violent crime.
A call to police did nothing to ease Collins' mind: She learned that this type of crime is commonplace. Unnerved about the barrage of muggings in her city (even the good neighborhoods!), Collins unleashed a barrage of tweets describing the violence, slamming the Washington Post and the D.C. Council, and commenting on the lack of resources available to police:
Luckily for Glittarazzi's local readership, Collins doesn't just write up Clint Eastwood interviews. She used to be a crime/gang violence/investigative reporter.
Collins says by phone that she is very serious about covering crime, most likely in the form of reported tweets. After having her car broken into repeatedly (twice last Sunday) and witnessing this violent mugging, Collins says her conversations with D.C. police have her convinced that this is a problem that needs attention.
"There's a crime spree happening right now where these thugs, not sure where they're coming from, are robbing people all over the place," she says. "We heard it's bad, even in Georgetown."
Collins commends the police department for doing what they can, and she's prepared to use the full reach of Glittarazzi to inform the public of what's going on. "I know we cover politics and celebrities," she says, "but if we need to cover crime, we will. Sometimes you need to help out."
We look forward to the watchdog crime reporting from Team Glittarazzi. Watch your back, thugs. You too, Washington Post.