Baltimore mayoral candidate Sheila Dixon was attacked during a live TV interview on Dec. 20.
Dixon was being interviewed via video link by WBFF Fox45 anchor Patrice Sanders about a public safety town hall and then viewers could see objects being thrown at her.
Sanders didn’t bother to inquire about Dixon’s safety as the situation continued to unfold during the interview.
Dixon served as mayor of Baltimore between 2007 and 2010. She resigned from office in 2010 after an embezzlement conviction.
“I made a mistake, I’ve learned from that mistake. I try to be in my walk every day, one, true to God, two, to be transparent and honest – and I would ask people to give me a second chance,” Baltimore’s first female mayor told CBS News Baltimore, adding, “know that I can do it again. Maybe not the same way that I did, but with accountability, with focus and being able to lead this city.”
In December 2009, a jury found Dixon guilty of embezzlement for misusing gift cards that had been donated to City Hall for charity. Instead of using them to serve the poor, Dixon spent about $500 at Target and Best Buy to purchase things for her family and staff.
Dixon agreed to not seek office anywhere in the state of Maryland, including Baltimore, during her probationary term and that she would not solicit or accept taxpayer money to pay her defense fees.
Baltimore’s primary election is slated for May 14, 2024, and the general election will be on Nov. 5.