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.
Sacramento Police on KJ pie incident: “The mayor did strike the suspect after he was assaulted.” There you go.https://t.co/023MDAjCw8
— Nick Miller (@NickMiller510) September 22, 2016
KJ announced that he was doing just fine following the brouhaha.
Appreciate everyone. I’m doing fine. Thank you to Sac PD for being there. Be safe everyone.
— Kevin Johnson (@KJ_MayorJohnson) September 22, 2016
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.