A North Carolina man who is accused abusing his horses attacked a news videographer who was standing on a public street reporting on the story.

The property owner came after the Fox 8 videographer with a stick and a bucket and started beating him with the stick.

The incident occurred Thursday afternoon in Davidson County.

The property owner, who was not named in the news segment, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

The news crew was looking into a tip that he abuses his horses.

If that’s the way he treats journalists knowing he is being videotaped, you can imagine how he treats his horses when nobody is watching.