June 7, 1990 |
A man hit Vice President Dan Quayle in the head with a small sheaf of papers Wednesday after calling out to get his attention on Capitol Hill, officials said. Quayle, who was not injured, was whisked away in his limousine. The man was arrested and charged with assaulting the vice president. "The guy shouted 'I have documents' and proceeded to throw same," said Quayle's press secretary, David Beckwith.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992
A federal judge Tuesday found a Long Beach man guilty of calling the White House to threaten Vice President Dan Quayle. In a brief, non-jury trial, U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer found Keith Richard Kerna guilty of two counts of making threats against the vice president. Kerna's attorney argued that his client's rambling, at times incoherent, calls were an effort to warn the Secret Service of possible attacks on Quayle. Kerna will be sentenced Nov. 13.