What’s an apple pie in the face get you these days (besides a laugh)?
Roughly four days in jail per slice.
A year after the crust-less crime, protesters Ahlam Mohsen and Max Kantar were each sentenced to 30 days in jail for lobbing the pastry at U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, during a public event in Big Rapids.
They were protesting Levin’s support of Israel in its ongoing military conflict with Palestinians.
In the end, 30 days in jail seems a much more reasonable punishment than the several years in prison that each recent college graduate originally faced for the crime.
What’s unclear is whether Mohsen’s attempt to lessen injury mitigated punishment. She told authorities she removed the pie’s crust to soften the blow.
Let that be a lesson to pie-throwing dissenters everywhere!