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Man who threw tomatoes at Donald Trump fined


This news story was published on March 8, 2016.
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IOWA CITY – A man who wasn’t very nice to Donald Trump during an Iowa City campaign stop and hurled tomatoes at him has pleaded guilty and must pay a fine.

Andrew Joseph Alemao, age 28, attended the Donald Trump presidential rally on the night of January 26 on the campus of the University of Iowa. Allegedly, Alemao hurled at least two tomatoes at powerful billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. His plump red veggies missed the outspoken pol, but the Secret Service demanded that he be arrested anyway. Alemao was taken into custody by University police and charged with disorderly conduct – fighting or violent behavior.

Alemao – who has several drug arrests on his resume – was soon released. He entered a not guilty plea and awaited a jury trial later this month.

However, at a plea bargain hearing Monday, Alemao pleaded guilty. He must pay $147.75 in fines and court costs.

ALEMAO, ANDREW JOSEPH

ALEMAO, ANDREW JOSEPH

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4 Responses to Man who threw tomatoes at Donald Trump fined

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Trump has now won 15 states and won big in all of them. Get used to the idea that welfare will soon be gone and people like the freeloader in Clear Lake will soon have to get a job or leave the country.

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    Reality Check Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2016 at 5:36 am

    When Trump is elected the Gestapo will grab this dude and haul him off to the gas chamber for such an unthinkable transgression.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 8, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    The previous comment is exactly what’s wrong with America.

    On another note, I’d gladly pay that fine for a chance of pelting a bigot with a tomato.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 8, 2016 at 9:08 am

    What do you expect – no beaner wants the wall built — DONALD TRUMP 2016 !