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Bun Fight

by | 17th, September 2002

‘THEY might be gun-crazy in America, but north of the border, they take no chances when it comes to dangerous weapons. Police in Vancouver have arrested a Canadian man for carrying an iced bun.

They say they feared he was going to throw it at Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who was hit in the face with a custard pie during a walkabout two years ago.

William Christiansen, 41, was stopped by a policewoman during the Prime Minister’s visit and questioned about the iced bun.

”I told her I was going to eat it,” he told the Toronto Globe and Mail. ”She said, ‘Why not eat it now?’ I said ‘Not with you watching,’ and it just escalated. I can’t believe this happened over a piece of cake.”

”We take all the steps we need to ensure the safety of those we’re charged to protect,” said Constable Danielle Efford.

Other steps taken to protect M Chretien from the threat of baked goods included towing away a car in case its boot was full of cakes. Its owner, lawyer Cameron Ward, was also arrested.

”It’s outrageous,” he said. ”I can assure you I have not visited a bakery within the last 48 hours.”’

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