Romney 'glitter bomber' pleads to lesser charge

AP News
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 6:44 PM
Romney 'glitter bomber' pleads to lesser charge

A college student who tried to "glitter bomb" Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the Colorado caucuses has pleaded guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace.

Twenty-year-old Peter Smith told KCNC-TV that prosecutors dismissed a more serious charge of throwing a missile for the Feb. 7 incident (

Romney was speaking to supporters in Denver and vowing to fight on after losing nonbinding caucus votes in Colorado and Minnesota. While Romney shook hands with supporters, Smith tossed a handful of blue glitter toward Romney, missing the candidate.

At the time, Smith was interning for the Democratic-controlled state Senate. He was fired after the incident.

Smith told the station that he doesn't regret protesting Romney but would choose a different way next time.