SHANNON EVERETT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY THROWING A DRINK AT TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD
TORONTO -- An eyewitness says the juice-tossing assault on Mayor Rob Ford in Little Italy on Saturday has been blown out of proportion.
East-end resident Melissa Dwyer said the mayor acted "like nothing ever happened" when a cup of juice or a Slushie was thrown at him during the Taste of Italy festival.
Dwyer, who was at the event to celebrate Father's Day with her family, said the mayor talked to a woman who threw a cup of liquid at him.
"You could tell he definitely felt a little sad inside, but that didn't stop him from continuing with the rest of his day," Dwyer said.
Both the mayor and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, joked about ordeal on their weekly talk show Sunday afternoon, calling it a "little shower."
Dwyer said even when Ford and his assistant caught the woman, they weren't angry and appeared calm.
"They caught her and asked her, 'Why would you do this?' but nobody got angry at her. Everyone was very pleasant about the entire situation," Dwyer said.
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