ABC News’ Cullen Dirner reports:
Sen. Carl Levin was hit in the face with an apple pie during a meeting this morning with constituents in Big Rapids, Mich.
Sharon Dunn, the general manager and owner of Pepper’s Café and Deli, said things got heated during the question-and-answer session, when a young man stood up and started yelling about Levin’s work with the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“Some of the attendees got a little bit upset and asked him to ask a question or sit down,” Dunn said.
She said it was at this point that another young woman reached into her back pack and pulled out the pie.
“She got [Levin] with the pie in his face,” Dunn said.
Directly following the incident, Dunn caught up with the pie-thrower outside the store, where shortly after she was arrested.
“I actually ran down the street after them,” Dunn said. “ I chased them around the block.”
Late today, Levin released a statement on the incident saying, “I hold meetings like this morning’s so I can hear the views of Michiganians, and I’m more than willing to hear from people who disagree with me. But at the end of a great meeting this morning, two young people took advantage of the gathering to read a long statement accusing senators of war crimes, and one of the young people threw a pie in my face. They didn’t hurt me, but they hurt their cause even more than their own extreme words had already done.”
The Senator also held an small press conference where he addressed the incident to CadillacNews.
– Cullen Dirner
ABC News’ John Parkinson contributed to this report.