Saturday, September 04, 2004

Hollis man admits tossing egg at Bush motorcade

The Union Leader and New Hampshire: "LaSalle said he and Boyd went to the corner specifically to protest Bush’s arrival, and offered no apologies for his decision to throw eggs at the motorcade.

LaSalle said he had recalled footage from Michael Moore’s recent movie, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which showed the newly elected President’s limousine getting pelted by eggs as it made its way en route to inauguration ceremonies.

“It was my decision on the way out of the house to grab some eggs,” LaSalle said.

LaSalle said he and Boyd were treated well at the Nashua Police Department, where they were fed peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches while waiting in separate cells to be interviewed by the Secret Service and police detectives.

During his interview, LaSalle said a Secret Service agent asked him if he had wanted to cause any physical harm to the President to which replied he did not.

“It was never my intention to cause bodily harm to anyone,” LaSalle said.

Both men were released later that night and both are scheduled to appear for arraignment in Nashua District Court on Sept. 10. LaSalle said he plans to admit to the reckless conduct charge, but not to the assault charge."

Associated Press


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