August 16th, 2010
03:08 PM ET
8 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.
The woman has been arrested but is yet to be arraigned, Jennings also said.

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soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Rickster

    Levin should get hit in the face with a pie everyday of his life just for being a democrat.

    August 16, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. Scofield

    An anti-Semitic bias hate attack. Downright intolerant, too.

    August 16, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  3. Jilli

    Boy if she's that pissed about the war – just think what she'd do to Bush the real one to blame!

    Hope she enjoyed her jail time though. Anger is no excuse for incivility.

    August 16, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  4. sammieb51

    Makes you wonder where these folks were when the big decisions were made about going into these places .... probably asleep. Wonder if they noticed we're pulling troops down in Iraq?

    August 16, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  5. Willy Brown

    LOL Good Job Student!

    August 16, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. Peter E

    Yes I'm sure it's very funny... You know what YOU would do if you were hit in the face with a pie by a stranger? You'd probably clober them, wouldn't you! So stop this nonsense that arresting people for doing it is somehow an overreaction!

    August 16, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. blue

    There are fools everywhere.

    August 16, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  8. garc

    Hmm...Getting closer and closer to resorting to violence when they have nothing to say.

    August 16, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  9. Michael

    If the student is her child she should have her child taken away from her. Idiots like this do not deserve to raise children. What a moron.

    August 16, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  10. Roger

    Too bad the pie didn't have a brick in it. This Senator will feel like it when he's voted out, it can't happen too soon!

    August 16, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. Dave

    The whacko left at it again. They go after conservative speakers and politicians and now they are going after their own because they don't think they are far enough to the left.

    These people are the biggest threat to the US because they have the ear of Obama and Pelosi and Reid.


    August 16, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |

    Funny, so very funny. The Tea Partiers are the people accused of being violent yet it's the leftist libs who are the only ones assaulting people. But go ahead and blame a Tea Partier.

    August 16, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  13. David H

    Only a coward would do something like this.

    August 16, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  14. jerseylou

    OKAY.....Now throw the book at this Idiot for assault and battery !

    August 16, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  15. diridi

    well, people are speaking in USA. Good sign....but bad concept.

    August 16, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  16. cnn=the cause

    Make her do community service like serving homeless in a soup kitchen, registering disenfranchised voters, etc. Y'know, work that is morally repugnant to her sick, selfish, over-indulged person!

    August 16, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  17. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Arrested for what? Assault with intent to make sticky? Aggravated pie abuse.

    August 16, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  18. Sarah

    Way to go America....keep doing us proud! *rollseyes*

    August 16, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. Matt J.

    I understand the intense frustration a lot of us feel with all our politicians at this point, but I can think of a lot of politicians who deserve this treatment a LOT more than Senator Levin.

    "Mr. No", Senator Mitch McConnell tops my list of who deserves a pie in the face - and worse.

    Then there is his partner in crime in the House, Rep. Boehner, who led the charge against the President of his own party, yes, back while Bush was still President. What charge? The charge down the cliff into this Great Recession! For he was the one who REFUSED to do what the best men from his own party said had to be done to avoid a repeat of the Great Depression. He was the one who refused to rescue the financial system from collapse.

    That's why I say this recession should go down in history as "Boehner's Bungle". So he too deserves a pie in the face more than Sen. Levin.

    Then again, thanks to the recession Rep. Boehner helped cause, his constituents can't AFFORD to spare a pie to put in his face!

    August 16, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Erik in Iowa City

    Whenever any incumbent, Democrat or Republican, speaks publicly, there should be a pie at the ready.

    August 16, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  21. Rick McDaniel

    That's at least funny! LOL.

    August 16, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  22. ronalde

    give the woman 500 hoursof community service working with the homeless service people,this should show her what she shoud have done with the pie.

    August 16, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  23. scott p

    He deserves to be hit in the face with pie. The entire democratic party should be hit with a banana creme pie. Masquerading as the party of anti-war during the election and then keeping them all republican bush wars going full steam is a great disappointment. Obama winning the nobel peace prize is like a vegetarian winning a hamburger eating contest. We expect total all out permanent war and misery from republicans but the democrats are anti-war poseurs.

    August 16, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Please forgive me, but I would've loved seeing that in real life! Too funny!!

    August 16, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  25. HorkusMac

    It is truly amazing that many voters refuse to hold Levin – who has been homesteading in office as a US Senator from Michigan for 32 long years- accountable for anything regarding the horrible MI economy or the war policies of the Obama administration.

    It's all Bush's fault even now. Unbelievable, unless you're a Kool-Aid consumer....

    August 16, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
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