A Baltimore woman was reportedly arrested Saturday morning for throwing water on city Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as she greeted residents at an event.
Lacheisa Pailin-Sheffer, 37, is accused of running up to Rawlings-Blake and pouring a large cup of liquid of the mayor’s head, according to the Baltimore Sun. The mayor’s aides rushed to dry her off, while the protection united grabbed Pailin-Sheffer and arrested her.
Pailin-Sheffer was charged with second-degree assault, police said.
“I didn’t know what it was that she threw at me,” Rawlings-Blake said when asked about the incident. “I hope it was water. It was more shocking than anything else.”
The mayor was attending the Mondawmin Festival in Baltimore, an all-day event with music, food and representatives from city agencies. It is held outside at the mall where violence and rioting erupted in the city about two months ago.
Howard Libit, a spokesman for Rawlings-Blake, said the incident didn’t stop the mayor from participating in the day’s events. She spent time visiting booths around the event and then visited a basketball clinic, the spokesman said.