Sean Thompson, 32, was arrested Wednesday night for assaulting a public official at a charity event, after he shoved a pie into the face of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Johnson had given a speech at the Seeds of HOPE dinner at Sacramento Charter High School before the man came up, pulled the pie from a bag, grabbed Johnson and shoved it into his face, according to the mayor’s Chief of Staff Crystal.
A spokesman with the Sacramento Police Department confirmed that there was “some sort of physical altercation” between the suspect and the mayor, which occurred after Johnson was “assaulted” with the pie at around 6:45 p.m. He did not know whether the pie hit the mayor’s face or head.
According to the East Bay Express, Johnson then tackled Thompson and punched him in the face landing multiple punches on the man.
One witness described it as a “bloody pulp.” Other witnesses say that the pie-thrower was hit multiple times in the face and will definitely need stitches, and that there was visible blood.
The mayor later tweeted that he’s “doing fine” and added, “Thank you to Sac PD for being there.”
Before Thompson was booked into jail he was treated for a minor injury from Johnson’s retaliation.
After cleaning up from the incident, the former NVA star spoke to the audience once again to calm nerves of the crowd.
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