Iowa Protester Fined After Throwing Tomatoes at Trump
A 28-year-old Iowa City man has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and will pay a $65 fine after throwing tomatoes at Donald Trump during a rally back in January.
Andrew Alemao was taken into custody by the United States Secret Service after officers witnessed him hurling the fruit towards the presidential candidate at the UI Field House.
"We had a few interruptions, which is not atypical for these events, for the Trump campaign, but nothing that was out of hand except for the guy who threw a couple tomatoes at the candidate. But I mean, it was nothing that his team or the Secret Service or university police couldn’t handle," Visin said.
Court documents show that Alemao was facing a maximum fine of $625 or 30 days in jail, but he agreed to a plea deal that would only fine him $65 and the state would not pursue the assault charges.