Even though mall security allegedly called the attack on Angelina Pivarnick nothing more than a publicity stunt, there are now very real consequences for the Staten Island teen that is said to have assaulted the reality star drop-out (she's left Jersey Shore twice now). 19-year-old Kelsey Balzafiore was arrested Sunday and charged with misdemeanor assault, according to the NY Post. She's been issued a desk appearance ticket and will have to appear in court to face the charges. SI Live reports that she could face up to a year behind bars.
Angelina and her friend Jeanine Vaiana claim they were shopping at Hot Topic on the 29th of October when "a group of angry youths set upon them" (!); at some point during this time Angelina was hit on the head, and now says she has a "huge welt" and neck pain.
Balzafiore's lawyer says his client "was acting only in self defense"—which, could be true? Angelina punched both Mike "The Situation" and Snooki while appearing on Jersey Shore.