Kevin Johnson Beat Up Protester Who Threw a Pie in His Face

by September 22, 2016

Sacramento mayor and former NBA All-Star point guard Kevin Johnson started swinging at a benefit dinner Wednesday night after getting hit in the face with a pie by a protester.

KJ announced that he was doing just fine following the brouhaha.

Cops arrested 32-year-old Sean Thompson for felony assault of a public official, and also released his bloody mugshot.


Per the Sac Bee:

“Let me be clear, the mayor was assaulted tonight,” said spokeswoman Crystal Strait. “He is home with his family…The whole thing is just shocking.”


In a booking photo released by the Sacramento Police Department, Thompson appeared to have two sets of stitches around his left eye. […] “During the assault, the subject sustained a minor injury and was transported by the Sacramento Fire Department to a local hospital for treatment,” the police statement said.


Strait said the mayor was talking to dinner guests when a man approached him from the side, grabbed him by the arm, yanked him off balance and slammed a pie into his face. […] “He brought (the pie) with him. He pulled it out of a bag,” she said.