Man Who Pied Mayor Kevin Johnson Released From Jail

SACRAMENTO -- The man who admitted to slamming pie in Mayor Kevin Johnson's face at a charity event faced a judge for the first time Friday afternoon. Hours later, he was released.

Sean Thompson is facing felony charges for assaulting a public official and a misdemeanor for battery on school property. The confrontation was captured by a photographer from Sacramento magazine.

Pictures show the mayor fighting back. Thompson got a black eye and cuts. From jail, Thompson admitted to using coconut cream pie to embarrass the mayor at a public event.

Attorney Claire White is representing the Occupy Sacramento protester for free. Thompson did not enter a plea. The prosecution served a protective order to prevent the 32-year-old from having any contact with the mayor.

A few of Thompson's supporters came to see the activist in court.


FOX40's calls to the Mayor's chief of staff for comment went unreturned.