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Splat! Suited man shoves pie into Alan Joyce’s face

May 10, 2017 Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

An unknown man with a grim expression walked up behind Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and shoved a pie into Joyce’s face while the Qantas boss was addressing a business breakfast in Perth yesterday.

Joyce was the keynote speaker at a West Business Leadership Matters event at the Hyatt Regency. Suddenly, impromptu and utterly out of the blue, a grim-faced man, apparently in his 60s, appeared on stage with a pie.

The scowling man grabbed the Qantas chief executive, smashed the pie in his face and strode offstage. If the assailant was a clown, he was out of uniform. He was wearing a grey suit.

“I have been CEO of Qantas now for close to nine years and it was a new experience and I haven’t experienced that before,” Joyce told reporters later at Perth Airport.

Splat! Channel 7 News captures the moment

The pie-man’s motive is not known. Joyce said he had no idea and neither could he identify the flavour of the pie – “I’m not a big pie eater.”

Radio reports later said it was a lemon meringue pie.

Police were reportedly interviewing a man yesterday in relation to the incident and an assault charge may follow.

Written by Peter Needham

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. MARIO MASCIULLO says:

    What a shame!
    that brave man could have earned more celebrity and a price having planned to shove pies to the faces of leaders of ALITALIA that have conducted the airline “to death” over the last 16 years while living a leisur life at the expense of the Italian tax payers first and of Etihad later.

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