Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson cleans-up after being hit in the face with a pie at a benefit dinner at Sacramento Charter High School. Johnson got into a brief physical altercation with his assailant Sean Thompson. Philippe Calouro-Ngabonziza

Kevin Johnson doesn’t take things lightly
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Kevin Johnson
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson got into an altercation at a charity event.

Former NBA point guard and current two-term mayor of Sacramento, Kevin Johnson, went after a protester who hit him in the face with a pie during an event for charity.

32-year-old Sean Thompson of Sacramento was arrested and was charged with felony assault of a public official and a misdemeanor charge of battery on school or park property.

Thompson was a member of Occupy Sacramento, an organization that has peacefully protested homelessness and other issues since 2011.

To put things in their proper perspective, Urijah Faber, a UFC fighter, who happened to be in attendance described it as “half punch, half pie slamming in the face.”

Mayor Johnson reacted quickly and violently.

Someone who witnessed everything unfold described Johnson throwing half a dozen punches and beating Thompson to a “bloody pulp.”

Johnson was not hurt.

The 50-year-old Johnson spent the majority of his 11-year career with the Phoenix Suns.  He made three All-Star teams, was named to various all-NBA teams 5 times and won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 1991.

 

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