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Scientologist arrested after altercation with filmmaker

Title: Scientologist arrested after altercation with filmmaker
Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2006
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Jacob H. Fries
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The man took exception to being filmed as part of a documentary for a public-access TV station. CLEARWATER — A longtime member of the Church of Scientology was arrested Saturday after he scuffled with an amateur filmmaker who was videotaping on a downtown sidewalk next to a sign reading "Cult Watch," police and a witness said. Michael Fitzgerald, 52, a self-employed carpenter, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a misdemeanor battery charge and released after posting $250 bail. Fitzgerald ... [Read the rest at]