August 16th, 2010
03:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Levin gets pie in the face

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin was hit in the face with a pie at an event Monday.
Michigan Sen. Carl Levin was hit in the face with a pie at an event Monday.

(CNN) – Michigan Sen. Carl Levin may have been expecting a friendly town-hall audience in Big Rapids, Michigan on Monday, but the Armed Services Committee Chairman instead found himself at the receiving end of a pie in the face, according to the Detroit News.

Levin was speaking before the Mecosta County Democratic Party at Pepper's Café and Deli when a man who identified himself as a student scolded Levin over the U.S. war policy, the Detroit News Reports. Several minutes a later, a woman who was with the student walked up to Levin and hit him in the face with a pie, Sgt. Jeff Jennings of the Big Rapids Police Department confirmed to CNN.
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The woman has been arrested but is yet to be arraigned, Jennings also said.


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soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. GOP = Scorched-Earth Politics

    "Student" hits him in the face? What a lunatic jerk-wad that kid is. We are already pulling out of Iraq and will leave Afganistan beginning next year.
    Get a life and do your homework kid.

    August 16, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. toughlove

    I am a conservative but this conduct is inexcusable. And if any libs here Want to get mad about This but cheered the Bush shoe incident, you are a shallow hypocrite.

    August 16, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  3. J.Crobuzon

    Yeah, don't do that. Suppose we all went to your mom's house with pies?

    August 16, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. Eric

    I'd like to order 534 more pies, please.

    August 16, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. Alex

    Hey, it's not easy to be a democrat these days.

    August 16, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  6. Brent

    alert the media; man gets pie in face.

    August 16, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. Naqib

    What kind of pie?

    August 16, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. Gary C

    While I don't agree with Sen. Levin on many things, getting hit in the face with a pie is just plain sad. Okay, if you don't like the man, vote him out of office, but don't physically assault our elected officials.

    Yes, he may be a clown, but you're going to get your butt in jail for a period to think about how much you really enjoyed it.

    August 16, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Charge her with assault.

    August 16, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. Jchtinker

    Punish those two to the fullest extent allowed !!!! Senator Levin is a great American.

    August 16, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  11. James

    so a dummicrat against the war for violence, uses violence to prove that violence is wrong. If only Bill Ayers used pies instead of bombs.

    August 16, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  12. db

    Good Lord! Yippie street theater in 2010? When will these left-wing punks wise up and realize that they are hurting the Democratic party much more than the Tea Partiers ever could?

    August 16, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  13. Tori in Texas

    LOL Sounds like an angry liberal move. Thank goodness it wasn't a conservative utilizing his 2nd admendment rights like crazy Sharon "obtuse" Angle wants people to do.

    August 16, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  14. Riley

    I live in Michigan and wish I was in Big Rapids to see that. He's been in the senate FAR TOO LONG, anyway.

    August 16, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. John in Sacramento

    I love it. This should be what politicians should look forward to when they screw over their constituents in favor of Wall St. interests. Let them fear their constituents as opposed to special interests. That is the way it should be.

    August 16, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  16. Bedtime for Obonzo

    My left-wing Senator, hit in the face by a pie wielded by an even further left-wing student. Only one word - delicious!

    August 16, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. gt

    LEVIN reminds me of the penquin....get our troops home now ....no more wasted lives....

    August 16, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. Marge

    If you could see some one hitting Dimint, Bonehead, McConnell or one of the butthole repubicans with a pie made out of human excriment you would understand it. But all the eight years Bush was in office, the republicans in congress enabled him to invade two neutral countries kill millions of people and there was nothing done you say to yourself. What a bunch of stupid ignorant hate filled bunch of republicans who want to bend over to the corporations and smell the fumes.

    August 16, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. Carlos

    What has the world come too. Can we act like adults and respect our fellow humans or are we going to act like idiots.

    August 16, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  20. cobra

    Good on that woman and I hope she is not fined for the act. It is time for people to shut the pie holes of the dumocrats! :-)

    August 16, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. Earl Fey

    GOD made Levin so it his fault some threw a pie in his face.
    a very intelligent way to comment. would be a more intelligent comment if were 2 or matybe 3 o\oies

    August 16, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  22. Marcus

    Well, as much as it was disrespectful (and it was), at the very least it wasn't a weapon of sorts...
    What a poor security the evnt had!

    August 16, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  23. Whimsy1

    What has happened to manners and civility in this country? There is no excuse for the disrespect of the opinions of others that is running rampant now. You can have your say but let others have their say also. Perhaps with a return to civility instead of mindless rants, we could actually work together to solve some of the issues that confront us.

    August 16, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    When the left wing loons hit conservatives in the face with pies, they're lauded as heroes. But when they do it to a democrat, they're arrested.

    More democrat hypocrisy.

    August 16, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  25. larry wi

    Soupy Sales used to get a pie in the face every day, what's the big deal! He probably didn't like the flavor.I'l bet a banana cream pie would look good on Owebama's face.

    August 16, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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