A woman was taken into custody after throwing a shoe at the former secretary of the United States, Hillary Clinton, during a Las Vegas speech. The bizarre incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.
The former first lady, 66, ducked, but did not look like she was hit by the flying object. She quickly made a joke out of the incident
Clinton said; “Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque du Soleil? My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”
A witness said the unidentified object-thrower walked down the aisle and got roughly six rows from the front of the seating area when she threw the object. The woman then turned around, threw her hands in the air and walked toward the back of the room before ushers surrounded her. Security officers escorted the woman out of the room. She said she threw a shoe but didn’t identify herself to reporters or explain why she did it.