More jail as Puerto Rico egg thrower insults judge
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man convicted of throwing an egg at the governor of Puerto Rico was sentenced Wednesday to a month in prison — with an additional 30 days for tossing insults at the judge.
Roberto Garcia Diaz called the judge a midget and other things as he was being led away after being sentenced to jail for assault. Upon hearing the insults, the judge called everyone back into court and added time for contempt, court spokeswoman Ileana Velazquez said.
Garcia threw an egg at Gov. Luis Fortuno in September as the governor was announcing the creation of jobs related to a marina project. The announcement came shortly after Fortuno said he would cut as many as 30,000 public sector jobs due to the economic crisis.
As he threw the egg, Garcia accused Fortuno of being a hypocrite and of taking jobs away from people.