Comedian and FNC contributor Steven Crowder has filed a criminal complaint with the Michigan State Police after he was assaulted by at least one pro-union protester on Tuesday in Lansing.
The violence occurred in the chaos on the state capitol grounds on Tuesday as the legislature was finalizing approval of a right-to-work law that was signed that evening by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The Washington Post reported on the Steven Crowder criminal complaint today:
“Delivering on a pledge that he made this week on Hannity, Fox News contributor Steven Crowder has filed a complaint with the Michigan State Police in connection with the pummeling he sustained during the union protests Tuesday in the Michigan capital of Lansing. Richard Hale, the shift supervisor at the Lansing post of the Michigan State Police, just told the [Post] that he’d spoken with Crowder not long ago. ‘By calling in, he’s in essence filed a complaint. He’s initiated the process for the filing of a criminal complaint,’ said Hale.”
“… We’ll have to do an investigation and submit it to prosecutors,’ said Hale”
In the melee, union protesters also destroyed the cart of popular Lansing hot dog vendor Clint Tarver.
Crowder originally said he would forego filling a complaint if the assailant would meet him in a charity bout, but apparently that offer was not accepted. A reward is being offered for the identity of the assailant. In the meantime, according to Mediaite, Crowder has been receiving death threats and has been forced to hire private security.
Right now I have a former police officer, heavily armed at my house protecting my wife. The threats are severe. Prayers appreciated.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) December 14, 2012
Steven Crowder went on Hannity on Tuesday night to describe what happened during the Lansing union protests: