WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Kat Von D Thursday attacked at CBS2/KCAL9 news crew after a fire damaged her famous West Hollywood tattoo shop.
“You guys want a f***ing interview, seriously? You guys, come on. Have some f***ing respect. Seriously, do you feel better about yourself? Oh yeah, get the lens, you f***ing idiot,” Von D said outside her shop after she charged a camerawoman, pushed the camera repeatedly and knocked off the woman’s hat. She also went after another news crew’s camera that was on the scene.
Von D was warned by LA County Sheriff’s deputies, but ignored them and went after the CBS2 camera again, this time surrounded by her employees from High Voltage Tattoo.
“Dude, you guys are awful. Your mother should be embarrassed,” she said.
The fire was reported at 4:07 a.m. at a single-story strip mall in the 1200 block of N. La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
It was knocked down at 4:33 a.m.
A barber shop, restaurant, High Voltage Tattoos, where the reality TV show “LA Ink” was filmed, and Wonderland Gallery, also owned by Von D, were damaged, however, estimates were not available.
High Voltage Tattoo was destroyed and firefighters red-tagged the shop, deeming it unsafe to occupy due to structural damage.
Firefighters were able to save some of the shop’s memorabilia.
The following message was posted on High Voltage Tattoo’s Twitter account to fans:
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was under investigation.
In 2010, Von D’ s Hollywood Hills home burned down, killing her cat.