Alan Joyce, CEO of Australian airline Qantas has received a cream pie to the face during a speech in Perth.
Joyce was addressing a crowd of around 500 people about the company’s decision to run non-stop flights from Perth to London when a man walked up onto the stage and stuck a pie right in his face.
Joyce told the crowd “I don’t know what that was about” before leaving the stage to clean his face.
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He returned to cheers from the audience a few moments later. “Now if there are any more pies can you get it over with now,” the CEO quipped.
The pie attacker was intercepted by security. A police spokesperson said:
“We’re currently investigating the incident and interviewing the individual concerned.”
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The motivation behind the pie-incident remains unknown. One witness told a local radio station that it was simply a “bizarre situation.