Oct 20, 2015 3:10 PM by News Staff
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A lawyer for the Reno Gazette-Journal says one of the newspaper's photographers was attacked by Tesla Motors security guards before he was arrested for trespassing and battery at a Sparks industrial park.
Tesla says the photographer Andy Barron and a reporter accompanying him were trespassing Oct. 9 and injured two security guards with their vehicle when they tried to flee.
Reno attorney Scott Glogovac said in a letter to Tesla on Monday the guards acted like "lawless renegades." He says they rammed the newspaper's vehicle with an ATV, smashed a car window with a rock and cut Barron from his seat belt with a knife before dragging him to the ground.
Glogovac says the newspaper is considering filing criminal charges and seeking civil damages, and its staffers should do the same.
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