A 20-year-old college student is charged with assaulting a Des Moines police officer - with candy.
Officials say Sean McGuire, a student at Drake University, was arrested early Sunday at a convenience store. He allegedly threw several M&M's at a Des Moines police officer, who was investigating a hit-and-run accident involving an intoxicated man.
Police reports say Drake security guards noticed M&M candies falling on the ground around the officer. When the officer turned around one of the candies hit his shoulder.
McGuire claimed he threw the candy because he was "sticking up for his friend," who apparently was the man suspected in the accident. McGuire, of Glenview, Ill., was released from jail on Sunday after posting $1,000 bond, which should seriously cut into his snack budget.