Hillary Clinton shoe-thrower identified as Phoenix woman
Alison Michelle Ernst was processed by Las Vegas authorities after federal prosecutors declined to press charges, according to a Secret Service spokesman. Authorities said the suspect was wearing sandals, indicating she brought the black and orange shoe specifically to toss at Clinton.
BY Dan Friedman , Larry Mcshane
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, April 11, 2014, 1:38 PM
The woman who fired a shoe at Hillary Clinton after slipping past security was upset when cops arrested her inside a Las Vegas casino, according to a police report.
Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, of Phoenix, “appeared to be in an agitated state but aware of what she had just done,” said the report from a Las Vegas police detective.
Ernst was charged with disorderly conduct in Thursday’s deja shoe incident, reminiscent of a similar footwear assault on President George W. Bush in Iraq.
Raw: Shoe Thrown at Hillary Clinton During Speech
A woman has been arrested by police in Las Vegas after she threw a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday during a speaking event. (April 10)
The attack on the former First Lady occurred off the Las Vegas strip inside the Mandalay Bay casino resort, authorities said.