At first we though this is AP's version of Thursday humor however upon close examination it turned out to be all too real. Moments ago a woman was taken under arrest after throwing what she described as a shoe at the person who may well be America's next president, Hillary Clinton, during a Las Vegas speech.
The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. Clinton ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident.
Security ushered out a woman who said she threw a shoe but didn't identify herself to reporters or explain the action. Authorities said the woman would be arrested.
The former U.S. secretary of state and Democratic senator from New York has been traveling the country giving paid speeches to industry organizations and appearing before key Democratic Party constituents.
The act caught on tape:
Of course, the shoe-throwing assailant had little chance of hitting her mark. After all Hillary has extensive experience with ducking and covering away from flying projectiles, most recently in "liberated" Egypt where her motorcade was pelted by a "Monica"-chanting crowd with both flying shoes...
... and tomatoes.