‘Mob Wives’ Star Drita D’Avanzo Arrested for Alleged Assault

Drita D'Avanzo Arrested
Drita D'Avanzo at the MTV Movie Awards on June 3, 2012. The reality star was arrested for an alleged assault Tuesday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2016 (UPI) — Drita D’Avanzo was arrested for an alleged assault Tuesday in New York.

New York Police Department sources told TMZ the 40-year-old Mob Wives star got in a verbal altercation with a woman on a Staten Island sidewalk that culminated with D’Avanzo punching the person multiple times.

D’Avanzo reportedly fled the scene in her vehicle and was taken into custody after being arrested in a different location. Neither she nor VH1, home to Mob Wives, have commented on the incident.

“She was released from the precinct with a desk appearance ticket with a charge of a misdemeanor assault,” the NYPD told Entertainment Tonight. “She must appear back in court on March 9.”

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Drita D’Avanzo posted a screenshot of herself from “Mob Wives” in January. Photo by Drita D’Avanzo/Instagram

D’Avanzo, who once put her hands around co-star Renee Graziano’s neck during a fight, posted a screenshot of herself saying, “If everyone’s screaming, ‘Drita, punch me! Punch me!’ I’m gonna [expletive] punch you,'” in January.

 D’Avanzo has starred on Mob Wives since its premiere in 2011. The reality series co-stars “Big Ang” Raiola, who is presently battling stage 4 cancer, and returned for a sixth and final season last month. New episodes air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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