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Head butt mars Manteca filming
Intervention crews presence angers woman in drug case
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A daughter-mother head butt outside of the Manteca courthouse on Center Street may soon be seen on national television.

It occurred Monday during the filming of a segment for the critically acclaimed A&E reality television series “Intervention” that chronicles families trying to help loved ones kick drug habits.

When the subject of the segment - a young Manteca woman in her 20s - came out of the Manteca courthouse after appearing before a judge she started a confrontation with the film crew as two Manteca Police officers unaware of the filming happened to be on the scene.

Cameras started rolling from every direction when she exited the front door of the courthouse.

The two officers first believed they were moving in to break up an actual fight erupting among some 10 individuals in front of the courthouse. Police soon learned that the woman had become upset that the film crew met her on the sidewalk and that her mother had reportedly asked them to intervene in her drug habit.

A producer of the reality show told officers that they had offered the woman a 90-day rehab program as they tried to talk with her, but she refused and demonstrated her anger at the situation.

A boyfriend did his best to restrain the woman from attempting to assault the crew, police said.

At one point the woman turned, walked up to her mother and head butted her according to Manteca Police. Officers did not arrest the woman for assault.

The four videographers and an audio man with a boom microphone then followed the woman for some two blocks before they gave up on the assignment as the mom told everyone to back off, officers said.

Altogether two officers and two police sergeants responded to the incident.

The 90-day rehab offered by the A&E program is considered the gold standard in the drug industry and is valued at upwards of $50,000.